Phar­macy of­fers kid­ney health test

Central and North Burnett Times - - DIABETES WEEK -

GUARDIAN Phar­ma­cies at Mun­dub­bera and Gayn­dah are com­mit­ted to help­ing you un­der­stand your kid­ney health.

That’s why they are of­fer­ing a world-first exclusive kid­ney home-test pro­gram.

Kid­neyCheck is the first Aus­tralian self-man­age­ment pro­gram for people di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes and high blood pres­sure.

De­vel­oped by Kid­ney Health Aus­tralia, this pro­gram al­lows you to con­ve­niently check your urine for protein – one of the first signs of kid­ney dam­age.

Ev­ery day 54 Aus­tralians die from kid­ney-re­lated dis­eases.

A per­son can lose up to 90% of kid­ney func­tion be­fore ex­pe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms such as feel­ing nau­seous, vom­it­ing, loss of ap­petite, headaches, high blood pres­sure, short­ness of breath and fa­tigue.

One-in-three Aus­tralian adults is at in­creased risk of kid­ney dis­ease if they are 60 years or older, have di­a­betes, es­tab­lished heart prob­lems or high blood pres­sure; are smok­ers or obese with a Body Mass In­dex of 30 or greater, or have a fam­ily his­tory of the dis­ease.

The facts on kid­ney dis­ease are one of many pro­fes­sional ser­vices of­fered at Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera Guardian Phar­ma­cies.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CHECK IT OUT: Mun­dub­bera Guardian Phar­macy staff Na­dine Mclen­nan, Ashlee Eisel and Jes­sica Dob­son are ready to help the lo­cal com­mu­nity with pro­fes­sional ser­vices such as blood pres­sure and di­a­betes checks, and the world-first Kid­ney Dis­ease home test kit.

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