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One in three American adults are at risk for kidney disease. Kidney disease is known as the “silent epidemic” because if often shows no signs until it is more advanced. High blood pressure and diabetes are two leading causes of kidney disease. Other risk factors include heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, and a family history. Older adults, Hispanics, African Americans, and American Indians are at a higher risk for developing kidney disease. According to the National Kidney Foundation, there have been reports of nonelderly adults infected with COVID-19 who have developed an acute kidney injury (AKI) — sudden loss of kidney function. These adults did not have underlying medical conditions. With proper treatment, AKI can be reversible. See more here.