Just like Americans have been encouraged to protect against heart disease, a task force in Texas is trying to get folks concerned about their kidneys. And a Texas Tech physician is leading the charge.
After his study of 16 hundred West Texans revealed that one in 5 of us already has chronic kidney disease. The next step for many could be a dialysis machine. So what can we do to prevent that and protect our kidneys?
Dr. Prabhakar says testing your kidney function is a simple blood test. If it indicates your kidneys are not working properly, your doctor can refer you to a nephrologist, and there are about 20 of those specialists here in Lubbock.
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