Our March #RheumChat was co-hosted by the National Kidney Foundation (@NKF). The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

The topic of the chat was Healthy Kidneys 101: Tips for Rheumatology Patients. Here are a few of the questions that were covered. See the full recap below.

Q1: Do you discuss your kidney health with your #rheum? If so, do you know your GFR and ACR kidney scores?
Q2: Do you know if you have any other risk factors for kidney disease, such as family history of kidney disease?
Q3: If you have kidney disease, does your doctor take that into consideration when prescribing your medications?
Q4: What can patients do to keep healthy kidneys if they need to take pain medicine or steroids?
Q5: What are some signs that your treatment plan might be affecting your kidneys?
Q6: What about diet? What nutrition tips do you have to keep your kidneys healthy and flares under control?

Join us for monthly #RheumChats

We will continue to host a #RheumChat on the third Thursday of every month with a different topic and co-host. Be sure to check the #RheumChat page and our social media channels for future topics, co-hosts, and questions.

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or you are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact us at pr@rheumatology.org.