Why should I be checked for kidney disease?
Diabetes and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney disease. You need to get checked for kidney disease if you have one of these conditions. Here are some other reasons to get checked:
Diabetes and high blood pressure are not the only risk factors for kidney disease. You also should be checked if you have:
How will I be checked for kidney disease?
Two tests are used to check for kidney disease.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two main causes of kidney disease. About 7 out of 10 people with kidney failure have one or both of these conditions.
Steps you can take to keep your kidneys healthy
At your next health care visit, make sure you learn:
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