On this Veterans Day, Balboa Nephrology pays tribute to the remarkable men and women who have valiantly served our country. Your dedication and sacrifices have paved the way for the freedoms we cherish today. Thank you for your service.
In the spirit of gratitude, we also extend our acknowledgment to the individuals in our community battling kidney disease. Your strength, resilience, and perseverance in the face of health challenges inspire us profoundly.
Did you know?
- As a group, veterans have higher rates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) than the general U.S. population. While kidney disease affects 1 in 7 Americans, it affects about 1 in 6 veterans, including more than 40,000 VA-enrolled veterans with kidney failure (end-stage renal disease or ESRD) who rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive.*
- Some health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, prevalent among veterans, can contribute to the development of kidney disease.
Your bravery, whether on the battlefield or in the fight against kidney disease, exemplifies the strength within our community. Balboa Nephrology stands with respect and gratitude, honoring all heroes this Veterans Day.
*Source: American Kidney Fund