The partnership includes the development and distribution of print and online educational materials for both patients and professionals and support of the foundation's nationwide early detection initiative, the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).
"For those with chronic kidney disease, good nutrition and diet are critical components of the treatment plan," says
More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and millions more are at risk, yet most are unaware they have it and unfamiliar with the risk factors or consequences, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Over the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidneys are less able to perform vital functions that help maintain overall health, including filtering wastes and excess fluids from the blood.
"The foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) targets those at risk--anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history, finds early kidney disease and educates participants on prevention and treatment," says
KEEP is a free kidney health screening program designed to help those at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) receive early diagnosis and treatment. Research shows that treating CKD at an early stage can improve outcomes. Since the program's inception, more than 125,000 at risk individuals have been screened and more than 50% of those screened have taken steps to save their health, including visiting a doctor or managing high blood pressure.
"Nutrition is one aspect of the care of kidney patients that is far too often overlooked," says
The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of patients and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For information on KEEP and a current schedule of screening events visit www.keeponline.org
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SOURCE National Kidney Foundation