PHOTO: Courtesy KidneyFund.org
African Americans are more at risk for kidney failure than any other race, according to the American Kidney Fund (AKF).
According to the AKF, more than 1 in 3 kidney failure patients — over 150,000 people — in the US are African-American due to a high risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as limited access to healthcare.
So how can you help prevent kidney disease? The AKF offers these tips:
- Get tested
- Eat right
- Live healthy
- Manage diabetes and high blood pressure
For more tips and information, visit www.kidneyfund.org.