Early detection vital with kidney disease

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Kidney disease is under-recognized, incurable and undetectable in its early stages. The disease has increased at an alarming rate of over 60 per cent in the last 10 years. In fact, one in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and many don’t even know because the symptoms are silent in the early stages.

But there is hope. If people knew early enough that they had kidney disease, or were at risk, many could prevent or delay the need for dialysis or transplantation.

During March – Kidney Health Month – the Kidney Foundation of Canada will work to raise awareness about risk factors and the importance of early detection.

This year marks the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 50th anniversary, and thanks to the dedication and efforts of thousands of volunteers, we have much to be proud of in Atlantic Canada. Please celebrate with us and help by sharing life-saving information about the seriousness of kidney disease.

Keri MacIvor

Fundraising Co-ordinator

Kidney Foundation of Canada, Atlantic Branch, Nova Scotia

Organizations: Kidney Foundation

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia

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