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December 16, 2015

"If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you need to understand your risks and get regular screenings. Often there are no symptoms of kidney disease until it is at an advanced stage and close to requiring treatment with either dialysis or a kidney transplant," said Franklin W. Maddux, M.D., FACP, senior vice president and chief medical information officer at FMCNA.

Early detection and treatment can help prevent further kidney damage and slow the progression of kidney disease.

Tips if you are at risk for CKD:

Educate yourself now about CKD. Have blood, urine and blood pressure checked at least once a year. Control high blood pressure. Make positive changes in your diet. Meet with a trained dietitian to help with meal planning. Exercise regularly. According to the National Kidney Foundation, walking, swimming and bicycling are the most recommended exercises because you are moving large muscle groups continuously. If you smoke, quit. Smoking makes kidney disease get worse faster.

Source: Fresenius Medical Care