Medical Minute - World Kidney Day

Posted Date: 3/7/2018

The kidneys filter waste from the blood. If they start to fail, waste builds up and can cause serious health problems. Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced.

March 8th is World Kidney Day, a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. Taking the steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk, and early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.

Hanover Medical Group Urology can help with kidney disease detection and treatment options. Call 717-646-7011 for a consultation. Hanover Medical Group is a member of UPMC Pinnacle Hanover. Click here for more information.