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World Kidney Day - March 8th

Fast Fact: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a non-communicable, incurable disease which affects 1 in 10 people worldwide and is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States.

Translation: You can’t catch CKD, but it affects 10% of people and there is no permanent cure.

World Kidney Day began in 2006 and is recognized in 88 countries. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of the kidneys and to reduce all types of kidney disease.

Your kidneys are vital to removing toxins and extra water from of the body. They also manage the body’s chemical balance, regulate blood pressure, produce red blood cells, and help keep your bones healthy. Insufficient kidney function may have many consequences for the body, including heart attack or stroke.


Have you had your kidney function checked this year?

Basic laboratory testing is often all that is needed to detect kidney disease.

The good news: CKD is treatable, and the earlier you catch it, the better your treatment options.


What can you do to keep your kidneys healthy?

-Drink plenty of water: 1/2 to 2/3 of your body weight.

-Keep your blood pressure under 140/90 mm Hg.

-Stay active: take a hike or join a yoga class.

-Don’t take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications often. Ask your healthcare provider about alternative options.

-Maintain a healthy diet.

-Take appropriate, supportive herbal supplements.


Supplements we carry at Atlanta Natural Health Clinic  to support optimal kidney health*:







Ask Dr. Hurd about how to best support your kidney function today!


*These supplements are medical-grade and should only be used under the supervision of a trained healthcare provider.


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