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Kidney disease affects people of all races and ages. About 30 million adult Americans have chronic kidney disease. Another 20 million are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease. Many don’t even know it.
Testing for Kidney Disease
Early kidney disease usually does not have signs ( a change in your body) or symptoms ( a change in how you feel). Testing is the only way to know how your kidneys are doing. It is important for you to get checked for kidney disease if you have the “key risk factors” which are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure.
GFR stands for glomerular (glow-MAIR-you-lure) filtration rate. A blood test checks your GFR, which tells how well your kidneys are filtering. It’s important to know your GFR if you are at risk for kidney disease. A urine test will also be used to check your kidneys.