COVID-19 CAUSES KIDNEY DAMAGE IN MORE THAN 40% OF PEOPLE IT INFECTS*…and the evidence is growing so the entire story is not yet known…
Everyone is at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus in this awful COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 360,000 American lives and caused more than 1.88 million deaths worldwide.
- There is very concerning, new and growing evidence which shows that COVID-19 can damage the kidneys of ANYONE it infects even normal young people with no prior illnesses.
- These pieces of artwork are also available in masks with the same design. The art work and production was a collaboration done with Happy Ingenuity LLC: they were inspired by the new emerging knowledge of kidney injury caused by COVID-19.
- The pieces speak that masks can form a wall to help protect all our kidneys because more than 21 MILLION people in the US are infected and more that 87 million worldwide.
- TOO MANY kidneys are at risk of being damaged and COVID-19 is not done yet, sadly.
- Thus far studies show about 46% of those infected have Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) which increases the risk of permanent kidney failure later on.
- Let’s practice social distancing, wear our masks, wash our hands and spread the word to build walls of masks to protect kidneys from this COVID-19 pandemic because we want to emerge from unprecedented pandemic with healthy kidneys and therefore negate the risk of future CKD.
If you were already infected with COVID-19:
- Talk to your doctor about urine tests for blood and/or protein in your urine
- Talk to your doctor about routine blood tests to check your kidney heath and follow up with your doctor for periodic tests to ensure your kidney function remains stable because your risk of future kidney abnormalities is possibly higher than normal
- Protect your kidneys from further injury by avoiding certain medications including those called NSAIDs (like Advil, Aleve, Motrin, generic names like Ibuprofen, naproxen)
- Avoiding herbal supplements
- Reading additional advice on how to protect your kidneys and keeping your appointments with your doctor