The 10th anniversary of World Kidney Month is drawing to a close! The goal of World Kidney Month is to prevent kidney disease and related diseases from happening, since one adult out of 10 across the world currently has kidney disease.

World Kidney Month aims to prevent kidney disease by educating people on the importance of their kidneys. It also aims to raise awareness of high blood pressure and diabetes, the most common causes of kidney disease. Because there are little to no symptoms of kidney disease, most people are not even aware that they have it until it reaches the later stages, including kidney failure.  This makes early screenings for kidney disease all the more important.

If kidney disease is detected early, it is still possible to prevent it, which saves money and improves quality of life. Please consider using this month as an opportunity to educate people on kidney disease and what they can do to prevent it. You can order educational materials from DPC to help spread the word by clicking here.