Pharmacy offers kidney health test
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.
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.