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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a high rate of kidney disease. Learn how to keep your kidneys stronger for longer.

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Kidney health in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Your kidneys play an important role. They help clean your blood, control your blood pressure, create urine, and manage vitamin D production. Poor kidney function can create waste build-up in the body – which can lead to kidney disease or failure.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience a high rate of kidney disease. Learn more about the important jobs your kidneys do to keep you healthy.

Know how to keep your kidneys strong

There’s a number of things you can do to keep your kidneys healthy and lower your chance of getting kidney disease. These include:

  1. drinking more water
  2. quitting smoking
  3. avoiding foods high in sugar, fat and salt
  4. choosing healthier, fresher food options.

Read on to find out more about your kidneys, and how to keep your kidneys healthy and strong.

Kidney disease often shows no symptoms. If you think you may be at risk, getting a Kidney Health Check is one to make sure everything is functioning as it should. Find out more about what’s involved when you have a Kidney Health Check.