One in three Australians have an increased risk of kidney disease. Knowing and checking your risk factors can potentially help protect you against developing irreversible kidney disease.
Risk factors for developing kidney disease include people who:
It is also important to note people who have none of the risk factors above may also develop kidney disease. You can take the risk test for kidney disease online.
There are two groups of people who have a higher risk of developing kidney disease:
Find out more through our fact sheet on Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
Identifying the risk factors that may affect you and your potential for developing kidney disease is the first and important step. From there, you can talk to a health practitioner and ask them for a regular Kidney Health Check.
By detecting kidney disease early, you can potentially improve your outcomes and delay the progression of your kidney disease.