Navigation Links
Chronic kidney disease rises while most people with the condition remain unaware
Date:11/9/2007

Awareness of chronic kidney disease is up, but most people who have the condition still dont know it. Between 1999 and 2004, survey participants were asked if they had been told they had weak or failing kidneys. The authors report that only 11.6 percent of men and 5.5 percent of women with moderate (stage 3) kidney disease knew it. Awareness increased to 22.8 percent among participants with stage 3 disease and albumin in the urine. Awareness was highest among people with severe (stage 4) kidney disease, only 42 percent of whom knew they had the condition. Stage 5 is kidney failure.

Kidney disease is often silent until late stages, but if we can find it early we can do a lot to prevent kidney failure, explained Andrew S. Narva, M.D., F.A.C.P., a kidney specialist at the NIH. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney problems you are at risk and should be screened for kidney damage with routine blood and urine tests.

To help protect the kidneys small blood vessels, carefully control high blood pressure, and blood sugar if youre diabetic, and ask your doctor if you should take an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker, advised Narva, also director of the NIHs National Kidney Disease Education Program.


'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Harris
niddkmedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course
2. Katie Lee Joel to Conduct Cooking Demonstration for Local Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
3. Study identifies key player in the bodys immune response to chronic stress
4. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
5. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
6. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hosts Workshop On Weighing Treatment Options For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
7. Link Between Chronic Pain and Insomnia Uncovered at PAINWeek 2007
8. Methadone and systematic follow-up: the best solution for managing chronic pain
9. NASN Joins Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
10. Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
11. Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to stomach virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Memorial ... made history this week by performing the first ever, ... UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) approval to launch ... one of only two programs in South Florida. ... Dr. Enrique Gongora, Medical Director of the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, ... stress hormones during bereavement changes with age, British researchers ... are more likely to have weakened immune systems and ... weeks and months after loss, we can suffer from ... of white blood cell and as such are essential ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... One of the most capable and ... ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will ... at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, ... into service ShandsCair EC155 and the Vanderbilt University ... AMTC highlight Airbus Helicopters broad, industry leading line-up of ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don,t ... cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous ... help prevent cataracts. To investigate this further, William Christen, ... in Boston, and his colleagues examined data from a ... trial was initially designed to study prevention of prostate ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Thousands of college and high school ... fundraising impact on 127 member Children’s Miracle Network ... Dance Marathon Day will officially kick off a school ... raised by college and high school students funding vital ... Dance Marathon campus programs help provide medical equipment, treatment ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 2Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 3Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 4Health News:Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says 2Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 2Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 3Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 4Health News:Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts 2Health News:250 Campuses Usher in School Year of Saving Kids’ Lives During First-Ever “Dance Marathon Day” on Sept. 25 2
... ... Locally, , ... WA (PRWEB) July 2, 2010 -- Bill the Butcher Inc. opened a neighborhood butcher ... executive officer., , ,Located at 3800 34th Ave West in Seattle,s Magnolia neighborhood, the ...
... patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and a history of heart ... after completing treatment, according to research published online today in ... Hematology. HL is a form of cancer of arising in ... the disease in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society. ...
... at Karolinska Institutet recommends a new routine for protection ... for feeding directly through the abdominal wall, is surgically ... simpler and cheaper than the one used today. The ... has been clinically tested on over 200 patients at ...
... Register now for ... of women, at the Mariandale Retreat Center -- right outside of NYC, which will be held ... workshops, room and board, is only $350 until July 9, 2010. , ... New York, NY (PRWEB) July 2, 2010 -- Need to get ...
... ... is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their newly expanded pain treatment center in ... ... are located at 638 West Duarte Road, Suite 18, Arcadia, California 91007. The Los Angeles ...
... ... , ... 1, 2010-- Aromatherapy isn’t new to the field of natural health. Ancient Egyptians were the ... the Romans to modern day, essential oils have been part of a holistic approach to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:In Time for July 4th Grilling, Bill the Butcher Opens 5th Butcher Shop 2Health News:Lymphoma patients with cardiovascular disease have increased risk of cardiac hospitalization 2Health News:Simpler and cheaper antibiotic prophylaxis with insertion of nutrition catheter in the stomach 2Health News:Relax, Release and Rejuvenate at Upcoming Women's Retreat 2Health News:Relax, Release and Rejuvenate at Upcoming Women's Retreat 3Health News:Advanced Pain Institute Opens Expanded Los Angeles Area Pain Management Center 2Health News:Certified Organic Aromatherapy Oils Available from Swanson Health Products 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... post-launch in the United States ... have prescribed GlaxoSmithKline,s BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar for ... 49 percent who have prescribed GlaxoSmithKline,s MEK inhibitor ... the highest percentage (42 percent and 43 percent, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014  Iliad Neurosciences, Inc., a company focused ... treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) announced today that it ... Research Foundation for The State University of New York. ... new biomarker to identify an abnormality in folate transport ... biomarker is expected to be available for research use ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , Sept. 18, 2014  Decision ... launched anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent for wet ... and Medicare Advantage plans as Genentech,s Lucentis, which is ... although surveyed managed care organization (MCO) directors do not ... Eylea is slightly more likely than Lucentis to be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:At One Year Post-Launch, Approximately One Half of Surveyed U.S. Medical Oncologists Have Prescribed Single-Agent Tafinlar and Mekinist to Their Malignant Melanoma Patients 2Iliad Neurosciences, Inc. enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 2Iliad Neurosciences, Inc. enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 3Regeneron's Eylea and Genentech's Lucentis Are Equally Likely to be Covered on Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans for Wet AMD 2Regeneron's Eylea and Genentech's Lucentis Are Equally Likely to be Covered on Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans for Wet AMD 3
... An APTT-based kit for the screening of ... specificity of the test for the factor ... sample plasma with an excess of V-DEF ... possible to discriminate between heterozygous and homozygous ...
Inquire...
Inquire...
... remarkable anti-reflux valve is enclosed ... which prevents the valve from ... in sitting or reclining positions. ... and interference free ensuring uninterrupted ...
Medicine Products: