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How Healthy Are Your Kidneys?

Here's what you should know...

Tinika Sanders, Our Health Ministry

March 2, 2022

March is National Kidney Awareness Month

Kidney disease is also referred to as the "silent killer". Many individuals diagnosed with some form of kidney failure never experienced any symptoms. Don't wait! If you have any of these symptoms, or if you haven't had your annual check-up... schedule your next appointment immediately.

  1. Constant pain in your lower back area

  2. Metallic taste in your mouth

  3. Constant nausea

  4. Swelling (retaining fluid in the hands, feet or ankles)

  5. Fatigue

  6. Lightheadedness

  7. Changes in urination

If untreated, kidney disease can also increase your chances of developing other diseases such as heart disease, vessel disease, osteopenia, nerve damage, and a host of other illnesses.

To learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options, visit: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) - Symptoms, causes, treatment | National Kidney Foundation


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