Chronic Disease and Your Kidneys
As our communities age and the prevalence of chronic diseases rises, we find it more important than ever to remind individuals at risk or living with chronic disease to practice prevention and if they are living with a chronic condition, to manage and control it. Kidney disease is on the rise. 75% of kidney disease is a direct result of diabetes, high blood pressure and related cardiovascular conditions. Participants will be given an overview of kidney function, kidney disease, with a special emphasis on diabetes and hypertension, the two leading causes of kidney failure resulting in dialysis. This topic is important because if we are to be resilient and united, our health and understanding of our health risks is paramount. By participating in this workshop, promotores will learn about kidney function, kidney disease, risk factors and the connection these have to diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Name the three most common causes of kidney disease.
- List most common risk factors.
- List three kidney health resources.