Today (March 9th) is World Kidney Day!!
Happy World Kidney Day !!
🌟 Theme for 2023: 🌟
➡️ Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!
Best of luck to all the warriors who are fighting Kidney Disease.
Worldwide, Chronic kidney Disease (CKD affects >10% of the general population - amounting to >800 million individuals.
More than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults or 37 million people, are estimated to have CKD. As many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have CKD. About 2 in 5 adults with severe CKD do not know they have CKD.
As transplant recipients/patients, it's extremely important to take good care of our kidneys. Kidneys take a hit due to the immunosuppressant meds that we have to take.