Your kidneys are two of the most important organs in your body.
Without your kidneys filtering waste out of your blood,
leading a normal life would be impossible. This is why it is
so important to be aware of your kidneys' health.
One of the greatest threats to your kidneys' health is Chronic
Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD is a disease that attacks the filtering units in the
kidney called nephrons. Over time it limits their ability to filter
your body's blood.
Unfortunately, CKD is a silent disease. Very little pain or
discomfort is associated with CKD until it has reached an advanced
stage. There is no cure for CKD, so you must be proactive and check
for it. The earlier it is detected, the easier it is to
According to Tony Panganiban, director of Renal Services at LMHS,
early detection can prevent or delay the onset of chronic kidney
disease. "Approximately 26 million Americans have CKD or one
in nine adults," he said. "Our facility offers a great CKD
One of the best indicators of kidney health is a Kidney Score. Your
Kidney Score can be determined by a simple blood and urine test.
The results are put into a formula that uses age, race, gender and
other factors to determine your Kidney Score. A score less than 60
will require active investigation into why your kidneys are not
Kidney disease can strike anyone, at virtually any age. However,
hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of
any of these increases the risk of CKD dramatically.
Early detection can prevent or delay the onset of CKD. Knowing your
Kidney Score is the best way to measure the level your kidney
health. Click here for more
information. Ask your family physician about getting your kidney
score checked today!
For more information call Renal Services at 419-226-5144.
Or visit the websites on the right for more resources on kidney