Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and millions more are at risk
Kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable
Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes and family history
Early detection can slow the progression of kidney disease
Once kidneys fail, patients need dialysis or a transplant to survive over 104,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant
Chronic Kidney Disease is a public health priority. The physical, emotional and financial effects are devastating. Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity and age are the major risk factors for developing kidney disease.
Some staggering local statistics; (CNY includes the counties of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence)
1 in 13 adults in CNY are diagnosed with Diabetes
CNY Diabetes treatment costs are $439 million
1 in 4 adults in CNY are diagnosed with High Blood Pressure
CNY High Blood Pressure treatment costs are $56 million
6 in 10 adults in CNY are either Overweight or Obese
CNY Obesity treatment costs are $309 million
CKD in NY has increased by 116%
CKD treatment in NY is $2.9 billion -- 4th highest state !
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