HOW’S YOUR KIDNEY HEALTH? MEMBER FACT SHEET
To coincide with national Kidney Health Week, Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) Ltd has released an exclusive member fact sheet with key information to help make sure your kidneys are in top shape.
Kidney Health Week is running from 22 – 28 May 2016. The fact sheet was developed in partnership with Kidney Health Australia.
QTA Ltd’s CEO, Gary Mahon said kidney disease was a bigger killer than road accidents, prostate cancer or breast cancer, but didn’t get the same level of publicity
“The problem with kidney disease is that it’s hard to detect – for some people, you can lose up to 90 per cent of kidney function before you even start feeling sick,” Mr Mahon said.
“This makes it very important to be aware if you’re included in the one in three Australians with an increased risk of kidney disease. Key risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, and if you have a family history of kidney disease or kidney failure.
“There is no cure for kidney failure, but kidney disease can be treated if it’s caught in the early stages. If you think you’re at risk of kidney disease, you should see your doctor for a kidney health test.
“We will continue to release these fact sheets to QTA Ltd members throughout 2016, each focusing on a new health topic.”
How's your Kidney Health?