Free kidney screening offered

Early detection of kidney disease can make a significant difference in overall health and well-being

One-in-10 British Columbians are affected by chronic kidney disease, and many are unaware of the condition.

Early detection can make a significant difference in overall health and well-being.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is providing a screening clinic at Silver Threads Services, 2340 Richmond Rd., on April 15. Appointments take 15 minutes.

During the appointment patients will have their body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose and creatinine (kidney function test) measured by health-care professionals.Results are discussed immediately with each participant.

Those with impaired kidney function are encouraged to connect with their family doctor.

All people screened must fall into one or more of the at-risk categories: 55 years of age or better, have diabetes, have high blood pressure, have a family history of kidney disease, and /or be of Asian, Aboriginal, Hispanic, Polynesian, or African ancestry.

There is no cost for the screening. Space is limited, please call 250 388-4268 to reserve.