Kidney Disease Can Affect Anyone
Kidney disease doesn’t care if you work out, if you’re young, or if you eat healthy.
Black Americans are 4-5x more likely to develop kidney failure than White Americans. Although the Black community faces a higher risk, there are preventative measures that can be taken.
Learn more about what steps you can take and how you can talk to your doctor about your kidney health. Plus, hear from real patients and get the facts about kidney disease.
The Many Faces of Kidney Disease
“I knew plenty about kidney disease because my dad was a dialysis patient, but it was very different becoming the patient myself.”
“I have been on the receiving end of racial and social microaggressions such as ‘You don’t look as sick as all of my other Black patients.‘”
“For me, it was just doing whatever I could to take care of myself. Just trying to strike that balance between being responsible about my health and making sure that I’m enjoying life.”
“My diagnosis has allowed my family to have more open communication about not only my diagnosis, but theirs as well, and we’ve been able to learn from one another and make better decisions about our healthcare.”