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What You Need To Know About Kidney Disease

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Relatively few African Americans know that there is a test to diagnose kidney disease or are aware that African Americans are at a greater risk than whites of developing chronic Kidney Disease. One out of every three people with kidney failure is African-American, compared to only one in eight in the general public. The relative lack of awareness of the scope of the problem in black communities is one of the challenges in the prevention of chronic kidney disease. High blood pressure, aka hypertension, and diabetes are the leading causes of kidney failure, and for reasons we don’t entirely understand, African Americans are at a high risk for both of these conditions. My guest- Sandra Reese will share her knowledge of living with the disease as she educates and inspires the community to life saving action. Call: 347-945-5853. The chat-room is open.