Kidney Disease: Prevention, Education, and Care

March 1, 2024

March is National Kidney Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about kidney health and the prevention of kidney disease. At Catholic Health Services, we recognize the importance of kidney health and are committed to providing comprehensive care to our patients. Let’s talk about the impact of kidney disease, current statistics, prevention strategies, and how our skilled nursing facilities offer in-house dialysis to better serve our patients’ needs.

Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, with statistics showing a concerning rise in cases over the years. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that can lead to kidney failure if left untreated. Risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and family history.

Preventing kidney disease starts with adopting healthy lifestyle habits. This includes maintaining a balanced diet low in sodium, saturated fats, and processed foods, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Regular check-ups and screenings are also essential for early detection and intervention.

At Catholic Health Services, we prioritize the holistic well-being of our patients, including those with kidney disease. Our skilled nursing facilities provide in-house dialysis services, allowing patients to receive treatment conveniently within our care centers. With an onsite registered dialysis nurse, we eliminate the drawbacks associated with outpatient clinics, such as infection risks and the need for travel. This approach not only enhances patient comfort but also ensures continuity of care and fewer hospital admissions.

As we observe National Kidney Month, let’s focus on kidney health awareness and prevention. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, staying informed, and accessing comprehensive care, we can protect our kidneys and improve overall well-being. At Catholic Health Services, we remain dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to our patients with kidney disease and beyond.

Click here to learn more about our in-house dialysis services and comprehensive care options. Visit our website or contact us today with any questions. Together, let’s prioritize kidney health and empower individuals to live their best lives.