Did you know that more than 20 million adults over the age of 20 have kidney disease, which can progress to end stage renal disease (kidney failure)?
Most people are unaware of their condition, as the disease is often symptomless until its late stages, according to health officials at Kidney Smart, a national educational program sponsored by DaVita.
Individuals at high risk for kidney disease includes those with diabetes or hypertension, as well as adults age 65 and older, African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans.
Find out how kidneys function, how to decrease your risk and how to slow progression of kidney disease by attending one of the Kidney Smart classes, held at not cost at various locations.
The 90-minute classes are led by caring healthcare professionals in the community. Sign up by visiting the website: http://www.kidneysmart.org/class or by calling 407-877-2012.
There is a class on Thursday, January 22, at Health Central in Ocoee, starting at 9 a.m.
Registration is suggested.
© Orlando Community News, 2015