Celebrate World Kidney Day with a Healthy Meal
When the young Jerry Rice first picked up a football, he could catch it on the run. And he was fast. That made him a first pick for schoolyard games of football. And his skills only got better from there. Along the way, Rice had a cheerleader on his side who pushed him to become even better.
"It was my brother, who loved, encouraged and pushed me early on by telling me that I had to make it to the NFL," Rice said. Rice is a Pro Football Hall of Fame legend as a wide receiver who still holds the record for the most receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns- more than any other player in the history of the National Football League.
What makes his brother so special? Pushing him to the NFL, is one thing. But his brother Tom Rice also has chronic kidney disease. Jerry Rice decided to joined forces with the National Kidney Foundation to help raise awareness about kidney health to improve research, care and treatment for dialysis patients and people living with chronic kidney disease.
About 30 million adults in the U.S., have chronic kidney disease, and many don't realize it. About 1 out of 3 adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Major risk factors for kidney disease include: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history.
If you're living with chronic kidney disease or require dialysis treatments to do the work your kidneys can't, it's critical to take medications and follow your doctor's advice. Managing your diet and limiting the amount of sodium, potassium, and phosphorus can help too.
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