Are your kidneys at risk?
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.