Did you know that:

  • 90% of kidney function can be lost with no symptoms.
  • 3 in 4 Australians are at risk of kidney disease.
  • 1 in 6 hospitalisations are kidney related.
  • Currently over 1.8 million Australians are unaware that they have signs of kidney disease.

 So, what are the risk factors of kidney disease?

  • Age – people over 50 years of age are more likely to get kidney disease.
  • Obesity – obese people are a higher risk
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of kidney disease.
  • People of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.

It is vital that people have a health check and are screened for kidney disease. A health check for kidney disease usually includes blood pressure, blood and urine tests.

If you have any of the above risk factors, and would like to book an appointment with your GP,  click here or phone 8370 9777.

If you would like more information about kidney disease, click here.