Free kidney health screening set for March in Annapolis

| January 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

NKFTo celebrate World Kidney Day and encourage people to learn their risks for developing kidney disease, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold a free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) health screening in Annapolis.

The screening will take place Thursday, Mar. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Comptroller of Maryland Treasury Building- 1st Floor Assembly Room (80 Calvert St., 21401).

As part of NKF-MD’s mission of early detection and early intervention, KEY screenings identify early markers for kidney disease, as well as high blood pressure and diabetes. No appointments are needed for the screening and any adult can participate.

Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes blood pressure and weight checks, as well as counseling with a doctor and dietician. Additionally, blood tests may be given to those needing to have their blood sugar and kidney function checked. For more information, call NKF-MD at 443-322-0375 or visit www.kidneymd.org.

Overall, kidney disease affects 26 million people – that’s one in nine Marylanders. One in three American adults – 73 million people – are at risk for kidney disease, and the risk increases to one in two over the course of a lifetime.

Most people affected do not realize it until the condition has progressed. In fact, 25 percent of the 1,229 people screened and assessed last year by NKF-MD demonstrated significant results.

Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.

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