March 8th is World Kidney Day!! Kidney disease is an epidemic in America. Do you know what your GFR is? Do you have Diabetes, high blood pressure or coronary artery disease. Does a family member of yours have kidney disease. These are important questions to ask your doctor. Has your doctor ever done a urinalysis, drawn serum chemistries on you and do you know your results!! Do you know what your blood pressure Kidney disease can be very silent!!! These are important questions you need to ask your doctor. It is of the upmost importance. Kidney disease also impacts cardiovascular health.
Your GFR is a measure of kidney function and can be estimated from bloodwork commonly obtained by a physician. If your GFR is less than 60 or you have an abnormal urinalysis you would benefit rom a visit to a kidney specialist (Nephrologist). Contact us we are here to help and keep you healthy.