Kidney Disease: A Silent Problem
Henry has been having a hard time managing his health. He knows he’s got high blood pressure and diabetes, but he just can’t resist extra helpings of his wife’s fry bread. During a checkup, Dr. Begay tested Henry’s blood. The results showed Henry had developed chronic kidney disease. Henry wondered if the test results could be wrong because he didn’t feel sick. Dr. Begay explained that people with kidney disease often do not know it. That’s why it is called a “silent” disease.