In an effort to learn something new everyday, I definitely met my goal yesterday when I learned that TODAY is World Kidney Day; a day intended to raise awareness of kidney disease and educate “at-risk” people about the importance of prevention and early detection. I guess today is the official “Nephro” Day…”
Since I do a large amount of my work as KatsVoice is performing Medical Narration and Health Education, I thought a strong mention of this enlightened day would be very relevant.
Image from www.nlm.nih.gov/
Every day our kidneys filter and clean 200 liters of blood – a quantity that would fill about 200 bottles or 20 buckets! Besides this impressive, daily feat, kidneys also help to control our blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep our bones healthy……. Excerpt Taken From www.WorldKidneyDay.org
Take some time today and learn about your risks, prevention and testing available for ESRF (End-Stage Renal Failure). It’s always a good policy to follow to take better care of yourself.
Here are some places to learn more about it:
NKDEP (National Kidney Disease Education Program) http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/
NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK),
National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).
Here you will learn more about:
What your kidneys do.
What kidney disease is.
Your risk factors for kidney disease.
How your doctor diagnoses whether you have kidney disease.
Treatment options available for kidney disease.
What would happen if your kidneys fail completely.
Where you can find more information about kidney disease.
You can also watch a video where an African-American woman living with kidney failure shares her story…
Learning, just as everything in life, should be fun!
Learn about your Amazing Kidneys, find events in your community and empower yourself with information to celebrate World Kidney Day at www.WorldKidneyDay.org
And….let’s see what YouTube has for us….