The two-minute online test that could save a life
Kidney Health Australia is urging adults to take a simple two-minute online test to determine if they are at risk of developing kidney disease.
Of the 2 million – or one in 10 – Australian adults affected by kidney disease, 1.8 million are completely unaware of it – likely due to the lack of symptoms.
An easy online test during could be the thing that tips you off and helps you take action.
The online test developed by Kidney Health Australia can be taken anywhere, any time, and includes nine questions that help identify your risk of kidney disease. The test will determine whether a follow-up appointment with your GP for a Kidney Health Check is recommended – a simple check that could save your life.
Three in four Australians are at risk of kidney disease with the highest contributing factors being diabetes and high blood pressure.
Kidney disease has no symptoms and 90% of kidney function can be lost without warning, meaning diagnosis is often too late and little can be done at that late stage to avoid kidney failure.
Recent research found that Australians commonly associate early signs of kidney disease with changes to wee. This misconception can lead to fewer people getting their kidneys checked, waiting for symptoms that may not appear, and highlights the importance of this campaign.
Take the two-minute test on the Kidney Health Australia website HERE.
It’s a simple way to determine your risk of kidney disease and take the appropriate steps to look after yourself.