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Kidney Health Australia



Kidney disease is called a ‘silent disease’ as there are often no warning signs. It is not uncommon for people to lose up to 90% of their kidney function before getting any symptoms. A sudden drop in kidney function is called Acute Kidney Failure. It is often short lived and treatment is only for a short while. More often kidney function worsens over a number of years and is called Chronic Kidney Disease.


People who have diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cardiovascular disease are at an increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Detection and early management is very important to slow down any damage to the kidneys, and hopefully prevent the need for transplant or dialysis. Treatment will also reduce the risk of death from heart disease.


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