Town Hall: Kidney disease and what you should know
Kidney disease is often considered a “silent killer,” as early stages may not involve noticeable symptoms. However, changes in lifestyle and nutrition can help prevent it even in those with a family history.
In this town hall video, Robert Holleman, MD, pediatric nephrologist, Carlos Zayas, MD, transplant nephrologist, and Jaqui Jones, MD, family medicine physician, spoke on kidney disease in children and adults. They answered questions on kidney disease and also overall kidney health, including:
- What are signs of kidney disease to watch for?
- Are kidney stones considered a form of kidney disease?
- Are Southerners more prone to kidney stones?
- How can kidney stones be prevented?
- Can your primary care physician diagnose kidney disease?
- How are kidney disease and heart disease related?
- Can diabetes lead to kidney failure?
- Can kidney disease cause high blood sugar?
- Is there a diet that helps improve kidney health?
- And more.
While kidney disease can be tricky to discover before it becomes more severe, regular well-visit checkups with your primary care doctor that include blood pressure checks and urinalysis offer a chance for you to learn about potential problems while they are treatable or may still be preventable.
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