Asking Australians to check their kidney health in 2020

In 2020, Kidney Health Australia is urging the Australian community to be more vigilant about their kidney health through understanding their risk factors and proactively checking their kidney health with their GP.

Kidney disease is a growing crisis in the Australian community with more than 1.7 million Australians already living with the early signs of the disease.

Kidney disease progression can be stopped or slowed if caught early enough.

With 65 people dying with kidney related disease every day, Kidney Health Australia is stepping up efforts to engage people in understanding their risk of kidney disease so they can get their kidney health checked earlier to modify their lifestyle if at risk or if diagnosed, receive timely and appropriate treatment to prevent progression of kidney disease. Check if you’re at risk.

Kidney Risk Test

March is our month to shine a spotlight on the importance and benefit of early detection and help the Australian community protect their future health from the devastating impacts of kidney disease.

World Kidney Day 2020, 12 March

World Kidney Day 2020 is focused on highlighting the importance of kidney health for everyone through better prevention and detection measures – to reduce the onset of kidney disease in ‘at risk’ patients and prevent the progression of kidney disease in diagnosed patients.

For more information visit www.worldkidneyday.org

Kidney Health Week, 23 – 29 March

Kidney Health Australia will be galvanizing our community and stakeholders to support Kidney Health Week 2020 through helping to promote awareness of the serious impacts of kidney disease to health and quality of life and why early detection is important. 

Prevent kidney disease progression through early detection.

We will be launching a digital awareness campaign during Kidney Health Week to show the devastating impacts of kidney disease on people’s lives, and asking people to book a kidney health check with their GP if they have any of the risk factors associated with kidney disease.

Particular focus will be on people with high blood pressure or diabetes. Both conditions are known to have a higher prevalence in causing kidney disease.

Stay tuned for more information on our social media channels in coming weeks.

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