January 17, 2013
What you don’t know can’t hurt – right? Wrong, says the National Kidney Foundation of Utah. Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it could be wreaking havoc without causing any pain. Due to the spiraling rates of the two leading causes – diabetes and high blood pressure – kidney disease is on the rise. In the state of Utah, one in four adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, making them at high risk for kidney disease – a connection that is not often made. Early detection, medical intervention, and/or lifestyle changes are the keys to slowing or stopping the progression of kidney disease.
March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation of Utah will conduct a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), a FREE early detection screening:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
835 North 900 East
American Fork (just east of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple)
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you, your parents, or siblings have diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease, you should attend the free KEEP screening. KEEP will provide participants with a health risk appraisal, blood pressure and BMI measurements, and the opportunity to discuss their health and review results with an on-site physician.
To learn more or to make an appointment, call 801-226-5111.