March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to assess their risk for kidney disease. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure, or are over the age of 60, you are at risk and should have your kidneys checked.
The NKF is offering a free kidney screening through its KEEP Healthy program.. All KEEP Healthy participants will answer a brief health-risk survey and have their height, weight and blood pressure measured. At-risk individuals will have their kidney health checked through a simple, onsite, urine test. This test can identify protein in the urine, which is often the first sign of kidney disease. Medical professionals will review screening results and answer questions. Free educational materials and health care resources will be provided.