Kidney disease is the fastest-growing noncommunicable disease in the United States, affecting about 15% of Americans.
Early-stage kidney disease usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as a silent killer. Symptoms typically do not arise until the late stages, when the damage is irreversible. 9 out of 10 people living with kidney disease are unaware they have it.
The good news is, if caught early, the progression of kidney disease can be slowed down or stopped. A simple blood test, like this Kidney Health Test, can show how well the kidneys are functioning so that you can take any necessary steps to protect your health.