One million Georgians suffer from kidney and urinary tract disease, requiring over 15,000 Georgians receive some form of regular kidney treatment, either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis or a kidney transplant in order to maintain life.
Georgia has the second highest rate of kidney failure in the United States. Over 2,900 Georgians are awaiting a kidney or kidney-pancreas transplant. Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease in the United States, followed by high blood pressure. Close to 70 million Americans suffer from Diabetes and/or high blood pressure.
Early detection is the key to preventing kidney disease from progressing to an advanced stage. Proper treatment such as diet, weight control, medications and exercise can help slow down the loss of kidney function.
26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million more are at increased risk – most people do not even know they are in danger. Many people may not be aware that they are losing their kidney function until their disease reaches an advanced stage, for this reason it is important to make sure your primary care doctor includes tests of your kidney function with your regular physical examination.
Some steps to begin and continue to follow . . . control your Diabetes, lower your Blood Pressure, eat less Fatty & Salty foods, stop Smoking and start moving – Exercise one-half hour a day, every day!
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Thank you for considering our office for your Nephrology care and we look forward to seeing you.
Changes should never be made in a patient’s treatment or care based solely on the information found here. Every patient has unique healthcare concerns and considerations and all these factors must all be taken into account before any changes can be safely made. All medical and therapeutic decisions must come from a qualified healthcare provider.