PRLog (Press Release)
- Mar. 3, 2013 -
March is National Kidney Month. What do your kidneys do? Your kidneys clean waste and extra fluid from your blood. This makes up your urine. They also do many other jobs that you need in order to live: control chemicals and fluid in your body, help control your blood pressure, help keep your bones healthy, and help you make red blood cells. Where are your kidneys located? Your kidneys are apart of your urinary tract. They are located on either side of your spine, just below your rib cage. Each kidney is connected to your bladder by a thin tube called a ureter. What is kidney disease? Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) means lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse over time. If damage is very bad, your kidneys may stop working, thus causing kidney failure. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in order to live. CKD can be caused by many different diseases, most commonly diabetes and high blood pressure. Some infections, inherited diseases and injuries can also cause CKD .
Please help Chi Beta Omega support this very important cause by attending ‘Know Your Pair!’ Kidney Health Awareness Educational Workshop on March 9th 1pm – 3pm at the Falls Church Community Center 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA. Representatives from the American Kidney Fund® will be on hand to provide more information on kidney health and kidney disease prevention.http://www.chibetaomega-aka.com/