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Keeping your kidneys stronger longer

Here are some tips on how to reduce the risk of kidney disease. If you already have sick kidneys, you can slow down the disease by taking these steps.

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Keeping your kidneys strong

Unfortunately, kidney disease is very common in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 1 in 4 are likely to develop kidney disease – that’s more than double the rate of the rest of the Australian population. Sick kidneys often happen together with diabetes and high blood pressure, which is also common in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To help, here are some tips on how to keep healthy and reduce the risk of kidney disease. If you already have sick kidneys, you can slow down the disease by taking these steps.

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