Dr. Chike Nzerue Shares Kidney Health Information for World Kidney Day

Dr. Nzerue and Rhori Johnston

World Kidney Day is March 14. It is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Meharry Medical Group Nephrologist and Professor of Medicine, Chike Nzerue, joined Newschannel 5’s anchor Rhori Johnston for an important discussion about kidney health on World Kidney Day. Dr. Nzerue stressed that certain health choices make a big impact on a person’s kidneys.

“The kidneys filter the blood, remove the waste, remove the excess fluid. They also maintain certain chemical balances in the blood. Too much salt and obesity in any form can cause the kidneys to fail. Smoking increases the pressure in the kidney’s filters and a high-protein diet can damage the kidneys,” said Dr. Nzerue.

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