Did you know that one in ten American adults is at risk for Kidney disease? Nobody is immune to kidney disease and kidney health is probably something you don’t give a second thought to until you start to have problems. The kidneys are responsible for removing excess water and toxins from your blood and eliminating them through your urine. Kidneys are vital because they regulate the amount of fluid, minerals, salt, and waste in your body. It goes without saying that your kidneys are an essential part of your body and if they are not properly functioning they can cause serious problems. Kidney failure, cysts, stones, and hydronephrosis are just a few of the many issues that occur with your kidneys. March is National Kidney Month is dedicated to the prevention, awareness, and treatment of kidney disease.
There are certain steps and precautions you can take to prevent the decline of kidney health that is unrelated to family history. Risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and advanced age. Kidney disease oftentimes comes without warnings or symptoms so prevention is key to avoid future problems.
- Quit smoking
- Avoid accessive alcohol
- Lower sodium levels in your diet
- Stay hydrated
- Maintain a healthy weight
If you are concerned about your kidney health or would like to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider to learn more, visit Bond Clinic online today or call 863-293-1191 to schedule an appointment! At Bond Clinic, we strive to provide quality health care to Winter Haven and the surrounding region. Bond Clinic is a professional association made up of over 90 providers encompassing 28 specialties. Founded in 1948, Bond Clinic was one of the first businesses in downtown Winter Haven. Since that time, our goal has been to bring comprehensive, personalized, state-of-the-art health care to our community.