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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is kidney disease that continues to get worse without improving. Find out more about chronic kidney disease.

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Find out your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease with this quick test

Healthdirect, with the George Institute, has developed a free online risk calculator to help prevent heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Risk Checker

Find out if you're at risk of heart disease, kidney disease or type 2 diabetes in just a few minutes using the healthdirect Risk Checker.

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Kidney pain

Kidney pain is usually felt in your back. It can be a sign of a kidney problem. Find out about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of kidney pain.

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Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome is a rare, life-threatening illness where your kidneys stop working properly, most common in children under 5 years.

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Kidney failure

Kidney failure (renal failure) is when your kidneys no longer work properly. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney failure.

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Kidneys

The kidneys’ main functions are to filter or 'clean' your blood of waste products and help control your blood pressure. Find out more about how they work.

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Foods high in potassium

People need potassium in their diet so nerves and muscles function properly. Learn about which foods are good sources of potassium.

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Urinary system

Your urinary system removes waste from your blood in the form of urine, as well as having other important functions. Learn how to keep it healthy.

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Manage your health in your 40s

Be aware of the health conditions that affect people in their 40s. Learn how to reduce your risks and manage your health at this stage of life.

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