Associates of Kentuckiana, PSC provides care for all aspects of the prevention and
treatment of kidney disease.
CKD can affect anyone; however, some people are at
an increased risk.
Below are listed some risk factors of contracting
Kidney Foundation recommends that all individuals who are at an
increased risk get their kidney function tested. You are at an
increased risk if you have one or more of the following
characteristics. Some of these factors you can control - they are
noted in BOLD:
Main Risk Factors:
Diabetes (self or family)
- What you can do: Kidney disease does
not have to happen to people with diabetes—good blood pressure and
blood sugar control can help prevent it. Tight control can have big
payoffs in reducing the risk for kidney disease.
High blood pressure (self
or family) - What
you can do: Blood pressure pills must be taken as prescribed to work
properly. If you can't afford to buy your blood pressure pills or have
side effects, tell your doctor so he or she can suggest other options
for you. Certain classes of blood pressure medications, such as ACE
inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), or beta blockers may
help protect the kidneys in some cases.
Cardiovascular disease (self
or family) - What
you can do: Sometimes blockages can be repaired or opened to help save
function in a blocked kidney and kidney stones can be treated. If you
know or suspect that you may have a blockage, ask your doctor what can
be done about it.
Family history of kidney disease
or diabetes or high blood pressure [Top]
Additional Risk Factors
African American heritage
Native American heritage
Hispanic, Asian, Pacific
Age 60 or older
Drug Abuse -
What you can do: If you
are using these drugs, know that they can harm your health and seek
help to stop. Be honest with your doctor about your medical history—he
or she can't help you without knowing the full story.
reduce weight to a safe level that you and your
Prolonged use of
over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen and naproxen -
What you can
do: If you routinely take these medications, be sure that your doctor
is aware of it—especially if you already have a known kidney problem.
When you are taking a new medication, report any new symptoms to your
IV Contrast Exposure - if you have diabetes
or established kidney disease, your risk from Contrast increases.
If you are at risk, your physician can recommend measures to decrease
the likelihood of problems.
Lupus, other autoimmune
Chronic urinary tract infections
by managing your fluids and diet [More]
Low birth weight [Top]
More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney
disease (CKD) and most don’t know it. The
Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation
Program (KEEP®) offers free screenings for those at risk–anyone 18 years
and older with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of these
conditions or kidney disease. The KEEP program is finding kidney disease
at the earliest stage possible.
KEEP provides three simple tests that determine kidney function.
Participants receive a comprehensive health risk appraisal, blood pressure
measurement, blood and urine testing and the opportunity to discuss their
health and review results with onsite clinicians. Learn more and
find a free screening near you.
Renal Care Clinic
Chronic Kidney Disease Education
Risk Factor Reduction
Use of Electronic Medical Record
Nutrition – Renal Vitamins
Is to provide
the highest quality, most comprehensive and up-to-date care for patients
with kidney disease in a courteous, respectful, and timely manner.
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Louisville, KY 40205
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