What are the Risk Factors for Kidney Disease?

What are the Risk Factors for Kidney Disease?


[MUSIC] Did you know that about 70 percent of kidney failure cases are caused by diabetes and high
blood pressure? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you
Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and
Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Other risk factors for kidney disease include being African American or a member of certain other ethnic groups, having heart disease, or having a family history of kidney disease. Now that you know the risk factors, you can
help inform friends and family who may be at risk. But how do you do that? Well, download a free Kidney Sundays Tool
Kit. It contains material that you can use to start conversations both inside and outside your faith-based group. For more information and to download free
materials, follow us on Twitter @NIDDKgov This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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