What do my Minuteful Kidney results mean?

Your kidneys keep you going

More than just two beans, your kidneys' job is to keep the good stuff in and filter the bad stuff out. They are one of the most hardworking organs that keep your entire body in balance.

Sometimes your kidneys need help

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) happens when your kidneys don’t work as well as they should.  Kidney disease often has no symptoms, so the sooner you detect signs of CKD the more you can do to help protect your kidneys.

1 in 3

Americans are at risk for CKD

37 million

already have it

90%

don't know they have it

A urine test is the first step towards better kidney health

An ACR urine test, like the Kidney Check test, is one of the best ways to check in on how your kidneys are doing.

The test looks for particles of protein in your urine called albumin, which may suggest the first signs of kidney damage.

What does albumin mean for my kidneys?

Abnormal/High Abnormal- Your results showed higher than normal levels of albumin in your urine, which may mean that your kidneys are not working as well as they should be. 

Remember- one abnormal test does not necessarily mean you have kidney disease. Your doctor will most likely check you again to confirm the results.

Make sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor for follow-up.

Tips to keep your kidneys healthy

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A combination of regular exercise and a balanced diet is key for looking after your kidney health. Whether it’s walking, running, cycling, or even dancing, keeping active is critical for preventing kidney damage. Eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole foods can also help lower the risks for CKD.

Monitor Blood Pressure
Monitor Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to kidney damage. Monitoring for healthy blood pressure and making lifestyle or medication changes with your doctor may help lower your blood pressure.

Control Blood Sugar
Control Blood Sugar

For people living with diabetes, controlling your body’s sugar can help reduce kidney damage.

Avoid Smoking
Avoid Smoking

Smoking can damage your body’s blood vessels. Damage to the blood vessels also harms your kidneys.

Visit the National Kidney Foundation for more info

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