Why you should stop and show some love to your kidneys | Kidney Health

Kidney Health prevents kidney disease

We don’t think about our kidney health until we need to.

Our kidneys, like our heart, do so much work behind the scenes. It’s just that heart seems to have have a better publicist. 😎
Kidney Health prevents kidney disease
Our kidneys remove waste and extra water from the blood to form urine. Urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through the ureters. The wastes in your blood come from the normal breakdown of active muscle and from the food you eat. Your body uses the food for energy and self-repair.

While it’s true that the heart is a vital organ, kidneys are essential to keeping us alive and healthy. They work 24/7 to remove waste and keep our blood pressure in check. When kidneys stop working, dialysis or transplant are needed just to survive.
So...kidneys are just as vital to sustaining life as the heart.

That’s why I have partnered with the National Kidney Foundation, along with NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.


Most Americans know stats about their favorite football players but nothing about their kidney health! But kidneys score touchdowns for our bodies all day.


Even more, because of high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, Blacks and African Americans have an increased risk of developing kidney failure. According to the national kidney foundation diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in African Americans. African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as Caucasians. Approximately 4.9 million African Americans over 20 years of age are living with either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.

Let’s give kidneys some love. Heart your kidneys for a change.

Kidney Health prevents kidney disease

Two simple tests to ensure kidney health
It only takes two simple tests, a urine and a blood test, at your primary care doctor’s office to check for any red flags. Kidney disease can affect anyone, but the risk for kidney disease can be reduced with regular checkups, a healthy diet, and exercise.

So, in 2019 make it a point to know your kidney stats just like we know our football player stats.

So are you game?
Don't forget to share with your friends - March is National Kidney Month!

This post is in paid partnership with the National Kidney Foundation.


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