March is National Kidney Month, making it the ideal time to screen for the potentially fatal chronic kidney disease -- one that 26 million Americans already have, but don't know they do.
It's called the "silent disease" because it usually isn't detected until it's reached the later stages, but if you're aware of the risk factors and get screened for kidney disease early enough, you could avoid the serious consequences of chronic kidney disease -- like cardiovascular disease and kidney failure.
Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease
How do you check for chronic kidney disease? Ask your doctor to run blood and urine tests, or check for a free Kidney Early Evaluation Program screening near you.
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