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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. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of your kidneys’ health through the simple tests that determine your Kidney Score.
One of the greatest threats to your kidneys’ health is chronic kidney disease (CKD), which attacks the filtration system in the kidney. Over time, the disease limits the kidneys’ 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, but early detection can prevent or delay the onset of CKD and make it easier to treat.
One of the best indicators of kidney health is your Kidney Score, based on ordinary blood and urine tests ordered by your doctor. A formula that uses your age, race, gender, family history, and other factors determines your Kidney Score. A score less than 60 calls for a close look into why your kidneys are not functioning correctly.
Visit kidney.org to learn more about this valuable test, and ask your family physician about determining your Kidney Score today.
To contact Lima Memorial Renal Services, call 419-226-5032.