March is National Kidney Month. To spread awareness of a disease that affects over 30 million people in the United States, Kidney Disease, we have highlighted some of the most important facts about this condition for you to know. Here are some facts about kidney disease that you may or may not know, so you can be aware and help to spot its’ symptoms before they become fatal.
Symptoms do not always show right away – Like many chronic diseases, kidney disease’s symptoms are not always apparent to the sufferer or their doctor. The decline of kidney function for most people with kidney disease is a very slow progression. Therefore the symptoms of this condition may take some time to appear fully.
Lower your blood pressure – If this disease runs in your family or you have had testing done to measure your kidney function before, the best thing you can do is to lower your blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the top contributing factors to someone developing kidney disease, right alongside having diabetes. If you suffer from hypertension, work with your doctor to lower your blood pressure, and you will also be reducing your risk of having kidney disease.
Scanning for specific forms of kidney disease can be done with diagnostic imaging. If you or someone you know is need of digital X-ray imaging, turn to us at Middletown Medical Imaging today. Give us a call for more information at (732) 275-0999.