Kidney Health Urology Endowment Fund
Kidney diseases are on the rise. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease. Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney diseases - ranging from cancer and other masses/cysts to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease - often have no symptoms and can go undetected until very advanced.
Awareness and education helps patients understand the treatment they need. Understanding how treatments work can help patients stay motivated to keep on those treatments, which improve health outcomes. Awareness and education around prevention is also vital. It can help patients with impaired kidney function understand how to preserve the limited kidney function that they have. Prevention education can also help people who have formed kidney stones slow or prevent the growth of future stones.
The health of one's kidneys and adrenal glands keep many bodily functions in check. As a result, disorders of the kidneys or the adrenal glands can have a broad impact on the body and our overall wellness. Education and awareness about overall kidney health/wellness and prevention can ensure that individuals maintain good kidney health and ultimately may save a life.
To make a difference, please contact Cynthia Duncan at cduncan@UrologyCareFoundation.org or 410-689-4064.