More than 1.5 million Australian adults are unaware they have signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) #KHW15
Kidney disease is also linked with other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure – which is why, we’re also inviting you to get your blood pressure checked at your local Amcal or Guardian pharmacy.
As an adult Australian, you are at increased risk of CKD if you:
- have diabetes
- have high blood pressure
- have established heart problems (heart failure or heart attack) and/or have had a stroke
- have a family history of kidney disease
- are obese
- are a smoker
- are 60 years or older
- are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin
Get your blood pressure checked today!