March Is National Kidney Month

Did you know that one in nine adults in the United States—almost 30 million people—has some level of chronic kidney disease?

Published in Winter 2016

During National Kidney Month—celebrated in March—Johns Hopkins nephrologists encourage you to learn the basics of kidney disease and how to keep your kidneys healthy longer.

“Most people don’t realize they have kidney disease until it’s too late,” says Sumeska Thavarajah, M.D. “If left untreated, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure, requiring dialysis or transplantation for survival."