Trinity Health will present a community event, “Kidney Disease and Hypertension,” March 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Trinity Health Riverside, 1900 8th Avenue SE.
The event will seek to raise awareness about the link between hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates as many as 1 in 7 adults in the US have CKD and don’t realize it. CKD often produces no symptoms until the disease has advanced.
“Nearly 1 in 2 adults in the US have high blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes,” said clinical dietitian Michelle Fundingsland, RN, LRD, an event organizer. “Our hope is to raise awareness so more people will take steps to reduce their risk of developing chronic kidney disease.”
CKD disease can lead to kidney failure, a condition that requires patients to receive regular dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive.
Event speakers will include dietitians and other clinicians, including internal medicine physician Roggie Reason, MD, who will be on hand for a question-and-answer session. To register or for more information, call 701-857-5268.