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Kidney Health Australia

For over 50 years, Kidney Health Australia have been working tirelessly on behalf of the kidney community to fight for equal opportunity in the support, treatment and research of kidney disease.

As the peak body for kidney disease in Australia, their purpose is to bring together individuals, organisations and healthcare providers to work together to improve the lives of the 1.7 million Australians affected by kidney disease.

Part of a dedicated clinical and research community, they foster advocacy and research to drive improvements in the diagnosis, management and eventual cure of kidney disease.

Mision and vision

Kidney Health Australia has a clear purpose - to achieve good kidney health for all Australians.

Kidney Health Australia’s mission is decrease the incidence of kidney disease, and save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease. Through their awareness, early detection and support programs, they will continue to ensure every Australian at risk of, or affected by, kidney disease, receives the best possible support to enjoy a good quality of life.

Their vision is a future where every Australian has the ability to enjoy good kidney health.

How Kidney Health Australia can help

Kidney Health Australia build awareness, encourage early detection, and connect those with kidney disease to trusted sources of support.

Information / help lines

  • Call 1800 454 363 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm, or email Kidney.Helpline@kidney.org.au

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Last reviewed: June 2020

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Look out for these symptoms | Kidney Health Australia

Chronic kidney disease is called a silent disease' as there are often no warning signs.

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Peritoneal dialysis (home) | Kidney Health Australia

Currently, in Australia, nearly 25 per cent of people on dialysis are using peritoneal dialysis (PD). About 40 per cent of new patients choose peritoneal dialysis as their first treatment or while they are waiting for a transplant.

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Treatment for kidney disease | Kidney Health Australia

Treatment may vary depending on the stage and cause of your kidney disease. Understand the options for treatment as kidney disease progresses and how to decide on the most appropriate course of action.

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All About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Kidney disease is called a ‘silent disease’ as there are often no warning signs.

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Carer support | Kidney Health Australia

Carersmay need help, and to be cared for too. Support for carers may be financial, personal, social, help at home, or opportunities for respite.Carer supportCarer Gateway, Department of Social Services- provides information about the services

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Kids on dialysis | Kidney Health Australia

Children on dialysis are very special, and so are their carers. Chronic kidney disease can affect babies through to teenagers. There are specialised children dialysis units around Australia to provide support, training and care.Many children with ch

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Newly diagnosed | Kidney Health Australia

Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that arises from the cells of the kidney. Another name for kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma. The most common type of kidney cancer is clear cell carcinoma.Kidney cancer is caused by changes in DNA in cells with

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Kidney Helpline | Kidney Health Australia

Need to talk? Call the Kidney Helpline to recieve information, support, referral and advice whether you're a patient, family member or health professional.

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Dialysis Unit Guide | Kidney Health Australia

Locate a dialysis unit with ourAustralian Dialysis Unit GuideThe Dialysis Unit Guidecan be used for referrals, when relocating, and to arrange short-term dialysis treatment across Australia. It also includes information on home dialysis

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Drink water instead | Kidney Health Australia

To satisfy thirst, drink waterThe human body can last weeks without food but only days without fluid.Water is the recommended fluid to satisfy thirst and it is nature's choice.Choosing water as your preferred drink will have a positiv

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