Why Kidney Health Matters
Kidney Disease is a serious and growing health problem that affects over 5000 people in New Zealand each year. Unfortunately, it's a health issue that can often go unnoticed, even though it's estimated that one in ten New Zealanders has some form of kidney disease.
That's why World Kidney Day is such an important event. This global awareness campaign aims to educate people about the importance of kidney health and the steps they can take to protect their kidneys.
What We're Doing For World Kidney Day
At Kidney Society (ADKS), we're dedicated to raising awareness of kidney disease and encouraging people to take action to protect their kidney health. Here are some ways you can get involved:
Join us for a walk by Mangere Waterfront
Thursday 9 March, 10.00am
A few of our clients and our wellness educator, Tracey will be doing a walk at the Manegre Waterfront. It’ll be a great chance for you to connect with others who have kidney disease and connect with our Wellness Educator, who can give you some guidance and tips.
Contact us to join.
Aqua Walk with us!
Wednesday 8 March, 11.30am
We will be doing some aqua talking at Glen Innes YMCA.
Contact us to join.
Use and Share Resources
World Kidney Day provides a range of resources to help people learn about kidney health and kidney disease. These resources include posters, brochures, social media content, and more. You can access these resources on their website. By using and sharing these resources, you can help spread the word about kidney health.
View World Kidney Day website
Share Your Journey
If you or someone you know has been affected by kidney disease, consider sharing your story. You can share your journey and anything that helped you along the way on our Facebook page. By sharing your story, you can help others who may be going through a similar experience.
Share your story with us
Connect with Others
If you know someone who has kidney disease or their family members, consider connecting with them. You can provide them with emotional support, practical advice, or just lend a listening ear. By connecting with others, you can help them cope with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.
Finally, you can help raise awareness of kidney disease by educating others. Share with people any signs and symptoms of kidney disease, as well as the risk factors and ways to prevent it. By educating others, you can help prevent kidney disease and encourage early detection and treatment.
As a non-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to fund our services. With your support, we can continue to provide important resources and support to those affected by kidney disease in New Zealand.
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Take Action to Protect Your Kidney Health
Kidney disease is a serious health issue, but it's also preventable. By taking action to protect your kidney health, you can reduce your risk of developing kidney disease.
Here are some steps you can take:
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake.
- Manage other health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, that can increase your risk of kidney disease.
- Get regular check-ups with your healthcare provider to monitor your kidney health.
World Kidney Day is a reminder of the importance of kidney health and the impact that kidney disease can have on our lives.
By raising awareness and taking action, we can help prevent kidney disease and improve the lives of those affected by it. Thank you for joining us in this important cause.