Kidney disease is a chronic condition on the rise in Australia, due to a number of factors including increased obesity.
To highlight the hidden impact of kidney disease, Kidney Health Australia is using this week to reach out to Australians and discuss the warning signs, and where to go for help.
A report released by Kidney Health Australia highlights the following statistics:
As a disease which most people thinks only effects the older generation, Phil Brierley was shocked to discover he had kidney disease in his 20s when moving to Australia.
He spoke to Anita on the Regional Roundup about his story:
Phil told Anita about the turning point when he was diagnosed with kidney disease.
If you think you are at risk of kidney disease, please visit your doctor or local GP or head to kidney.org.au for more information.