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Indigenous kidney health resources

Posted on: 5 September, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 3, July 2016 – September 2016
Related to Kidney health Health promotion

Kidney Health Australia (2016)
Indigenous kidney health resources
Perth WA: Kidney Health Australia

This series of factsheets and the flipchart aim to raise awareness of kidney health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Topics covered include:

  • risk factors for poor kidney health (e.gs., smoking, overweight, inactivity)
  • key facts on how kidney disease affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • challenges faced to maintain good kidney health (remoteness, health services)
  • what the kidneys do
  • the kidneys and urine
  • what is chronic kidney disease
  • causes and symptoms of kidney disease
  • treatment for kidney disease
  • the importance of regular kidney health checks.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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