Are your kid­neys at risk?

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Noel Thomp­son

Mar­i­lyn Walker Some peo­ple may not ex­pe­ri­ence symptoms un­til they have lost 90% of kid­ney func­tion.

WITHIN the kid­neys there is a huge sys­tem of tiny blood ves­sels called nephrons and phar­ma­cist Mar­i­lynWalker can help you check if they are all func­tion­ing cor­rectly.

MsWalker said th­ese tiny blood ves­sels fil­tered blood and kept the nu­tri­ents, min­er­als and flu­ids re­quired for our body func­tion while get­ting rid of waste in the form of urine.

“Nephrons are sus­cep­ti­ble to dam­age from a num­ber of fac­tors in­clud­ing blood pres­sure,” she said.

“Guardian Phar­ma­cies are com­mit­ted to help­ing you un­der­stand your kid­ney health with their Kid­ney Check pro­gram.

“A sim­ple urine sam­ple test, which can now be done in the com­fort of your own home.”

MsWalker asks the ques­tion, “did you know kid­neys are a vi­tal or­gan which act as our body’s nat­u­ral fil­tra­tion sys­tem and are es­sen­tial to our over­all health?”

“Some peo­ple may not ex­pe­ri­ence symptoms un­til they have lost 90% of kid­ney func­tion, so early de­tec­tion is im­por­tant,” she said.

GET CHECKED: Phar­ma­cist Mar­i­lyn Walker runs through Mun­dub­bera Guardian’s Kid­ney func­tion dis­play and the im­por­tance of the kid­ney check pro­gram with cus­tomer Ken Bray and phar­macy as­sis­tant Ash­lee Eisel. nar­row it re­duces the amount of blood that flows through the blood ves­sels.

The re­duc­tion in blood flow caused by the harder, more nar­row blood ves­sels means the kid­ney will fil­ter less blood.

This dis­rupts the nor­mal bal­ance of waste re­moved from the body and nu­tri­ents kept in the body.

Some peo­ple may not ex­pe­ri­ence symptoms un­til they have lost 90% of kid­ney func­tion, so early de­tec­tion is im­por­tant. ef­fec­tively, dis­rupt­ing the nor­mal bal­ance of waste re­moved and nu­tri­ents kept in the body.

If pa­tients’ di­a­betes re­mains un­con­trolled their kid­ney func­tion will con­tinue to worsen.

PHOTO: PI­CASA

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