Kidney diseases are “silent killers” that can largely affect one’s quality of life. Kidney diseases are also increasingly recognized as a public health concern because chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are very costly to treat. Nearly 25 percent of the Medicare budget is used to treat people with CKD and ESRD. Raising kidney awareness can help catch CKD early and thus prevent or delay complications of decreased kidney function, slow the progression of kidney disease, and reduce the risk of other associated diseases.
Raising kidney awareness and education can also help prevent the onset of kidney diseases by providing people with knowledge about kidney health. To raise kidney disease awareness, KDSAP offers FREE kidney health education seminars that are tailored to meet the needs of the audience members. Please contact KDSAP if you would like to schedule a kidney health seminar for your community in order to learn more about kidney disease and how to prevent it.