World Kidney Day and National Kidney Month – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 23 million adults in the U.S. and is a major public health challenge worldwide.
Narva: It's a serious problem, but can be treated, especially if identified early.
Narrator: Dr. Andrew Narva with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says the most advanced stage of the disease is kidney failure.
Narva: Diabetes is now the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States and itís becoming the predominate cause worldwide.
Narrator: For National Kidney Month, experts are focusing attention on chronic kidney disease and education initiatives like the National Kidney Disease Education Program. For details visit www.nkdep.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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