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SALVATORE IOVINO RACING LLC IS HELPING CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION WITH THEIR MISSION TO HELP SPREAD THE NEED TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH SALVATORE IOVINO RACING LLC "BECOME A HERO" PLAN TO ACTION.
Meet my friend Kevin. Kevin was diagnosed with FSGS/CKD at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN when he was 27 years old and has been battling the disease for the last 9 years. Kevin's current health status will not allow for a kidney transplant. Kevin has embraced his life with the Lord Jesus Christ and is a true inspiration to everyone he meets. I met Kevin at my local gym and we have built a friendship through our common interest in NASCAR and Baseball. The most positive thing about our friendship is we are both an inspiration to each other and my heart goes out to all that are suffering from FSGS and CKD. Since Kevin was introduced into my life, I have reached out others suffering from this disease, a disease that could happen to any of us and have decided to create a "Become a Hero" donation fund that will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation to help bring awareness, and help for those suffering from the disease.
 

The Facts About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

  • 30 million American adults have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk.
  • Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
  • Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best estimate of kidney function.
  • Hypertension causes CKD and CKD causes hypertension.
  • Persistent proteinuria (protein in the urine) means CKD is present.
  • High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney failure.
  • African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Seniors are at increased risk.
  • Two simple tests can detect CKD: blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine.

"BECOME A HERO" WITH YOUR SMALL DONATION TO HELP PREVENT AND TREAT CKD. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

What causes CKD?

The two main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for up to two-thirds of the cases. Diabetes happens when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart, as well as blood vessels, nerves and eyes. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease. Also, chronic kidney disease can cause high blood pressure.

Other conditions that affect the kidneys are:

  • Glomerulonephritis, a group of diseases that cause inflammation and damage to the kidney's filtering units. These disorders are the third most common type of kidney disease.
  • Inherited diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease, which causes large cysts to form in the kidneys and damage the surrounding tissue.
  • Malformations that occur as a baby develops in its mother's womb. For example, a narrowing may occur that prevents normal outflow of urine and causes urine to flow back up to the kidney. This causes infections and may damage the kidneys.
  • Lupus and other diseases that affect the body's immune system.
  • Obstructions caused by problems like kidney stones, tumors or an enlarged prostate gland in men.
  • Repeated urinary infection

LEARN MORE ABOUT CKD FROM THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION BY CLICKING HERE

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