May is American Stroke Month. According to the American Heart Association, strokes are the #1 preventable cause of disability. Unmanaged high blood pressure can have consequences on the entire body, and the kidneys are no exception.
As such, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are teaming up to raise awareness of the domino effect that ongoing high blood pressure can have on your kidneys.
Researchers have found that those with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to be battling other diseases such as hypertension, obesity or chronic kidney disease. Regular check-ups are highly recommended, as chronic kidney disease can be attributed to diabetes and hypertension. Get your blood pressure checked on “World Hypertension Day,” or May 17th!
Growth in Dialysis Centers Spurs Concern in Memphis
Tennessee is the 14th most obese state, according to the State of Obesity report. The southern state known for its hot chicken and biscuits also rates second for diabetes, and sixth for hypertension. It’s no surprise then that many of its cities, such as Memphis, have seen explosive growth in the dialysis market.
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