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Kidney Health Australia

Kidney Health Australia’s mission is to improve kidney health outcomes which lead to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers.

As well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community, the biggest challenge remains for them to reach the two million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage.

Kidney Health Australia’s health and medical team presents programs developed and tailored to the individual needs of our kidney community. This qualified team also aims to educate and support patients, their carers and families, health professionals and general public.

All booklets, brochures and fact sheets produced or endorsed by Kidney Health Australia’s health and medical team are evidence-based and give up to date information on a wide range of kidney related conditions, care and treatments.

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Last reviewed: November 2012

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Health professionals | Kidney Health Australia

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Indigenous resources | Kidney Health Australia

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Diabetic Kidney Disease

Diabetes is a major cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Diabetes is caused by problems with the production and/or action of insulin.

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Clinical trials | Kidney Health Australia

A clinical trial is a medical research study that aims to find a better way to treat a particular disease or fix a medical problem.

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Risk factors | Kidney Health Australia

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Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)

eGFR stands for ‘estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate.’ The glomerular filtration rate measures how well your kidneys filter the wastes from your blood and is the best overall measure of kidney function.

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Kidney Cysts

Cystic kidney disease is a group of diseases that cause abnormal pockets of clear,   watery fluid (cysts) to form in the kidneys. In cystic kidney disease, multiple cysts form   in both kidneys.

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Kidney Health Australia

We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with kidney disease, with a view to improving their health outcomes and quality of life and that of their families and carers.

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Treatment for kidney disease | Kidney Health Australia

Treatment may vary depending on the stage and cause of your kidney disease.

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Kidney Fast Facts

 Approximately 1.7 million Australians (1 in 10) aged 18 years and over have indicators of CKD such as reduced kidney function and/or the presence of albumin in the urine.

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