The midlife crisis determining late life kidney failure.

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017

1 in 3 American adults is at a high risk for developing kidney disease. While 1 in 9 American adults has kidney disease and many of them don’t know it. Your risk factors for developing kidney disease are high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure and being over 60.

Who has the highest risk? The AGES (Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility)–Reykjavik Study is seeing a link between midlife blood pressure and late-life kidney functions. The study suggests that efforts to improve health in midlife could help maintain your kidney function as you age.

What can you do NOW to avoid being that “ONE in the 1 of 3 Americans”? Early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. By reducing and controlling your blood pressure and blood sugar, quit smoking, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding excessive use of pain medications. These simple lifestyle modifications can prevent the onset of a late-life kidney disease that could impact your quality of life. Be the ONE to make the change!

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