March 12, 2019
People with C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) know the importance of kidney health first-hand, but others may not understand just how important kidneys are for overall health. In the United States alone, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) estimates that more than 30 million people already have kidney disease and may not know it. That's why the NKF dedicates the entire month of March to raising awareness about this pair of vital organs. The highlight of the month is World Kidney Day (March 14, 2019), on which the NKF offers activities and screenings. Visit their website to learn more about the following programs:
While C3G is a rare condition, kidney disease is far more common, affecting 8% to 10% of adults across the globe. Chronic kidney disease is a progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months or years. Diseases affecting the kidneys have many causes, but are most commonly due to diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure.
Because kidney disease is so prevalent, we're encouraging you to use World Kidney Day as an opportunity to educate yourself, family members, and friends about C3G and the importance of kidney health. By talking about your signs, symptoms and diagnosis, we can shine a light on C3G and help others remember to take care of their kidneys.
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