While 59% of Americans are at risk of developing kidney disease in their lifetime, the infographic suggests steps we can take to reduce our risk of kidney disease and its complications, including:
- Controlling blood pressure and sugar
- Maintaining proper weight
- Quitting smoking
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding excessive use of pain medicine
Are your patients aware of what they need to do to prevent kidney disease? Do you have a plan for how you’ll educate them? How are you encouraging them to complete the recommended annual screenings?
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