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KEEP STRONGER LONGER
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What is a Kidney Health Check?  Are your Kidneys OK?  *  How do my kidneys work?

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KEEP YOUR BODY AND KIDNEYS STRONGER LONGER



IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO SMOKE OR CHEW TOBACCO OR USE ASH!

START A QUIT PROGRAM TO HELP YOU STOP SMOKING, IF YOU DO.

Drink water instead
- when you are thirsty

Drink less grog
- or no grog at all is best

Do not drink high sugar
or fruit drinks

No cost and no calories!
Water cleans your body on the inside as well 

Too much grog
makes your body weak

High sugar drinks make you fat quickly
and are bad for your body
especially your kidneys

 

YOU CAN AVOID OR DELAY SICK KIDNEYS - TO STAY STRONG LONGER

Eat more natural &
fresh healthy foods like
bush tucker and vegetables


Avoid foods high in fat, salt & sugar
to help keep your weight down

Use herbs - not salt
to flavour your food

You feel better and have more
energy to enjoy life

Helps keep your body healthy, and 
your heart and sugar levels low.
Your kidneys like this too!

Salt damages your heart and kidneys.
It is very bad for your blood pressure and can make it worse


IF YOU DO HAVE SICK KIDNEYS YOU CAN MANAGE AND SLOW DOWN
THAT KIDNEY DISEASE AND LIVE STRONGER AND LONGER

Keep your hands, body and house very clean
and make sure kin and visitors do this too

Take your medications
as your doctor tells you

Lowers your chance of getting infections

Slows down or stops more damage to your kidneys

 

 


Be more active.
Walk more steps every day!

It is important to brush your teeth every day
to keep teeth and gums healthy.

You will have much more energy
and will feel so much better

Visit a dentist regularly


VISIT YOUR HEALTH CLINICS OFTEN

COOK MORE BUSH TUCKER AND EAT HEALTHY FOODS - CUT OUT RUBBISH FOODS.
YOU WILL FEEL BETTER, LOSE WEIGHT AND YOUR KIDNEYS & HEART WILL LOVE IT!

For people with, or affected by, kidney or urinary disease - or email khis@kidney.org.au
National Relay Service relayservice.com.au  - for those with hearing or speech impairment

**Images from The Kidney Stories Toolkit - produced by NT Renal Services and are available from Darwin University Print Shop - price depends on quantity ordered uniprint@cdu.edu.au

Enquiries: Susan Poppe, Senior Nurse, Renal Services Adviser, NT Renal Services. Call 08 8999 2406 or susan.poppe@nt.gov.au

 
Updated 18 June 2015. Disclaimer: Kidney health education is intended as a general introduction to a topic and is not meant to substitute for your doctor's or health professional's advice. All care is taken to ensure information is relevant and applicable to each Australian state. Kidney Health Australia recognises each person's experience is individual and variations do occur in treatment and management due to personal circumstances. Always consult your doctor or health professional.
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Last updated: Aug 2015.