World Kidney Day — March 14 this year — is a worldwide awareness campaign that aims to draw attention to kidney disease. Yet another awareness campaign? Yes, we’re afraid so. But this one isn’t pointless. Kidney disease affects a lot of people throughout the globe, and around 10 percent of US adults.
Because the symptoms are initially so vague, many have no idea they suffer from kidney disease until it has reached a serious stage and complications can no longer be prevented.