Free Kidney and Health Screening
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Memorial Hospital Belleville to provide a free kidney and health screening on Wednesday, June 23.
The screening is open to anyone interested in getting screened for kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes and will be held:
There is no cost. PRE-REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED. Please call (312) 321-1500 or click here to pre-register and schedule an appointment time.
The screenings will be offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile, the nation’s only custom mobile unit that travels across the state screening for kidney disease and its two main causes: diabetes and high blood pressure.
Attendees will also receive a free private consultation with a nurse or doctor about their results.
Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer. However, many do not know the risk factors and tests that could prevent the need for dialysis or a transplant. Because kidney disease often develops slowly with few symptoms, it can frequently go undetected until its advanced stages.
Simple steps such as controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, managing weight, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and avoiding excessive use of pain medicine, can help reduce risk. “One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, while one in seven already has the disease” said Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. “That means hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are affected. Our goal is to educate the community about the risks for kidney disease and detect it early so that they can manage the disease and slow its progression.”