37 million Americans over the age of 20 have chronic kidney disease, also known as CKD.
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Kidney Disease Disparities
Learn how kidney disease affects different populations.
Kidney Disease Fact Sheet
Learn the latest statistics on kidney disease.
Chronic Kidney Disease Infographic
Check out the CKD Infographic for the latest information.
From kidney stones to organ transplantation, the NKFM is here to help.
Signs, symptoms, and treatment of kidney stones.
Information on kidney cancer and diagnoses.
Find out more on organ donation and transplantation.
Learn about different types of dialysis and find support.
Meet Angie Ellis
Fourteen years ago, Inkster resident Angie Ellis was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Angie had been prediabetic for years and lost a brother to diabetes. Following her diagnosis, Angie experienced mood swings, changes in appetite, and weight fluctuation. “I was really upset,” she explains. “It took me awhile to adjust and I’m still adjusting.”
Keep yourself, and your kidneys, healthy.
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Learn how physical activity can keep you healthy and find a program that might help.
Learn nutrition tips and find a NKFM program that helps with making healthy choices.
Covid-19 can have a direct impact on the health of your kidneys. Find out more and learn how the vaccine can help.
Flu & Flu Vaccine
Learn about the flue vaccine and best practices for preventing the flu.
Kidney Disease Prevention and Risk Factors
Find out if you’re at risk – and what you can do about it. Click the cards below to learn more about a specific topic.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease.
High Blood Pressure
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can often lead to kidney disease.
Learn about how being overweight affects your kidneys.
Smoking can negatively affect your kidneys over time.
Do you have questions about kidney disease and would like to talk to someone?
We can help. Call the NKFM at 800-482-1455 or email email@example.com. If you're looking for support from someone who is going through kidney disease too, read more on the Peer Mentoring Program or contact your social worker and ask to be connected to a Peer Mentor.