Your kidneys are vital contributors to your health, but awareness for renal health is significantly lower than that of many other critical illnesses. Take a minute to enhance your knowledge about your kidneys.
While awareness of critical illnesses such as cancer and heart attack are prominent fixtures in our minds, how much do you know about your kidney and renal health? According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney disease often has no symptoms and can go undetected until its advanced stages.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 in 7 adults in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—that’s about 30 million people.2
Causes and Preventions of End-Stage Renal Failure
The National Kidney Foundation reports that the two leading causes of end-stage renal failure are diabetes and heart disease, as well as glomerulonephritis—a disease that damages the kidneys’ filtering units and may be inherited or brought on by an infection. You can keep your kidneys healthy by being mindful of your blood sugar and blood pressure and making important lifestyle changes, including regular screenings and tests.
At Platinum, we strive to offer benefit-rich products that cover many circumstances related to chronic illnesses, including end-stage renal failure. In the difficult circumstances in which our customers experience kidney disease, many Platinum-marketed policies have benefits for organ transplants and end-stage renal failure.
To learn more about kidney health, visit the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org, or visit with your doctor.
1 National Kidney Foundation. Retrieved on March 6, 2018, from https://www.kidney.org/prevention.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/pdf/kidney_factsheet.pdf.
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