Experts suggest prevention and early testing as the best ways to fight kidney disease

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One in three adults is at risk for kidney disease and with zero symptoms to watch out for, prevention is key.

1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease.  Major risk factors include diabeteshigh blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.

Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple urine test can tell you if you have kidney disease. Remember, it’s important to get tested because early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.

The 4th Annual New Mexico Kidney Walk is coming up on Sunday, May 20 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM (1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108).

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The event is free to anyone who is interested in attending.

The fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation will offer an opportunity to learn about kidneys, kidney health, and kidney donation. People with questions can contact Annie at nmwalk@kidney.org or 720-748-9991. 

For more information, visit their website.

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