March is National Kidney Month
Did you know that 37 million people in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD)? That’s more than 1 in 7 people or just about 15% of US adults. Kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the United States and 40% of people with severely reduced kidney function (who are not on dialysis) are not aware that they have CKD. Every 24 hours, 360 people begin dialysis treatment for kidney failure, while in all CKD patients cost the Medicare system over $87.2 billion for treatment.