George Lopez survived a bout with kidney disease and works tirelessly as an spokesperson for the cause.
What Should You Do to Maintain Kidney Health?
You can prevent or delay health problems from chronic kidney disease (CKD) by eating the right foods and avoiding foods high in phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Eating too much protein can also burden the kidneys and speed the progression of CKD. Protein foods like meat and dairy products break down into nitrogen and creatinine, waste products that healthy kidneys remove from the blood. But diseased kidneys can’t stop waste products from building up in the blood and causing health problems.
*Kidney problems are prominent among Latino and African American communities in the United States but there 26 million people regardless of color are impacted.