2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 2, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Myers, Vruwink, Ohnstad,
Hesselbein, Spiros, Subeck, Allen, Tusler, Fields, Murphy, Sargent,
Skowronski, Sinicki, Milroy, Hebl, Crowley, Anderson, Zamarripa, Kolste,
Riemer, Spreitzer and Bowen, cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, L.
, Wirch, Darling, Ringhand and Risser. Referred to Committee on
AJR19,1,1 1Relating to: proclaiming March 2019 to be Kidney Month in Wisconsin.
AJR19,1,42 Whereas, the National Kidney Foundation designated March as National
3Kidney Month to help spread awareness about kidney disease and the ways it can
4be detected and prevented; and
AJR19,1,75 Whereas, kidneys serve many important health functions, including filtering
6waste from the blood, directing the production of red blood cells, and regulating fluid
7and blood pressure levels; and
AJR19,1,98 Whereas, one in nine American adults has kidney disease and one in three
9adults is at a high risk for developing kidney disease; and
AJR19,1,1210 Whereas, kidney disease can cause several health problems, such as
11cardiovascular disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney failure, and
12nerve damage; and
AJR19,1,1413 Whereas, the risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, family history,
14high blood pressure, and old age; and
1Whereas, African-Americans are at an increased risk for chronic kidney
2disease and kidney failure; and
AJR19,2,43 Whereas, more than nine out of ten people who have kidney disease do not know
4they have it; and
AJR19,2,75 Whereas, the symptoms of kidney disease may include swelling of the face,
6abdomen, or extremities, bloody or foamy urine, painful urination, fatigue, or
7increased thirst; and
AJR19,2,98 Whereas, early detection and treatment of kidney disease can slow or prevent
9disease progression; and
AJR19,2,1310 Whereas, according to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney disease risk
11can be reduced by quitting smoking, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight,
12controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, and avoiding excessive use of pain
13medications; and
AJR19,2,1514 Whereas, the Wisconsin Legislature has an opportunity to join a national
15awareness effort to promote kidney health; now, therefore, be it
AJR19,2,17 16Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the legislature
17hereby proclaims March 2019 to be Kidney Month in Wisconsin.
AJR19,2,1818 (End)