Kidney Disease can be scary, but it’s important to remember the facts. SpotRx wants all patients to be informed and healthy, so we’re taking the time to share with you 5 myths about Kidney Disease, and the truth behind them.
1. Kidney Disease is Rare.
This is not true. Kidney Disease is actually the 9th leading cause of death, and an estimated 31 million U.S. residents suffer from it. That’s around 1 in 10 Americans! So don’t view this as a far-off illness that you could never catch.
2. There is No Way to Prevent Kidney Disease.
The good news is that you can actually prevent many cases of Kidney Disease, namely how it develops as an effect of Diabetes and High-Blood Pressure. If you keep those conditions under control, your likelihood of getting KD decreases dramatically.
3. Kidney Disease is easy to spot.
Believe it or not, KD often flies under the radar. In fact, Chronic KD damages your kidneys quietly and slowly over time. 9 out of 10 people that suffer from Early-to-Moderate KD don’t even know it’s happening! By the time it can show up, it’s often in an advanced, harder-to-beat stage. If you want to prevent it, make sure to ask your doctor about blood and urine tests.
4. Dialysis is a cure for Kidney Disease.
Dialysis (in which a machine does some of the work of kidneys) is for those who are suffering from end-stage Kidney Failure, which is different from Kidney Disease. So if you’re suffering from KD, don’t immediately look to see if Dialysis can solve your problems.
5. Kidney Stones can cause Kidney Disease.
Despite the similarities in names, the common problem of Kidney Stones do not lead to Kidney Disease. So if you’re dealing with the former — don’t panic! While 1 in 10 people develop Kidney Stones, studies show that the vast majority of them never suffer from Kidney Disease afterward. If you are interested in preventing Kidney Stones, make sure to drink lots and lots of water!
If you are battling Kidney Disease and have questions about the medications you need to combat it, we’re happy to be your partner in this fight. Call us today at 1-844-477-6879.