Healthy Moments Episode

What are the Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

Listen to Healthy moment

Sep 21, 2009 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers highlights the risk factors for kidney disease and describes how you can use the Kidney Sundays Tool Kit to inform family and friends who may be at risk.


Did you know that about 70 percent of kidney failure cases are caused by diabetes and high blood pressure?

Hi, I'm Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I'm the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Other risk factors for kidney disease include:

• being African American or a member of certain other ethnic groups

• having heart disease

• or having a family history of kidney disease

Now that you know the risk factors, you can help inform friends and family who may be at risk. But how do you do that?

Well, download a free Kidney Sundays Tool Kit! It contains material that you can use to start conversations both inside and outside your faith-based group.

For more information and to download free materials, visit our website at or This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.

Related Information

Twitter Follow Healthy Moments on TwitterExternal Link Disclaimer

Click outside of the light box to close the box.