Myth vs. Reality
Our Myth vs. Reality campaign has been refreshed for 2022 and covers four key myths and realities, including encouraging information such as, "If diagnosed early, many people are able to slow the course of the disease with the support of their kidney care team. This includes taking medication, eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise."
REALITY: Kidney disease is a “silent” disease, with virtually no symptoms in its early stages. A person can lose up to 80% of their kidney function before symptoms appear, and some symptoms - tiredness and appetite loss - can be mistaken for something less serious.
REALITY: If diagnosed early, many people are able to slow the disease with support of their kidney care team - taking medication, eating healthily & getting regular exercise.
REALITY: Kidney disease involves genetic and lifestyle factors, including high blood pressure and heart disease. You can reduce your risk through a healthy diet and regular exercise.
REALITY: One in 10 Canadians has some degree of kidney disease, and it's one of the fastest growing illnesses in BC.
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