Kidney Health Week aims to raise awareness about the disease where the kidney loses part or all its function.
One in three Australians have an increased risk of kidney disease. Kidney Health Week aims to raise awareness about the disease where the kidney loses part or all its function. Kidney dysfunction can lead to a build-up of wastewater in the body and can contribute to a long list of diseases including in high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, gout, peripheral vascular disease, dementia, anaemia, acidosis and cholesterol problems. here to download a fact sheetThe good news is that many of the risk factors for kidney disease – high blood pressure, smoking and obesity – are modifiable. Physical activity is key: the risk of kidney disease increases rapidly with age, affecting around 42% of people aged 75 and over, but a study conducted at the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that regular exercise may lessen age-related deterioration in kidney function and the risk of chronic kidney disease. What type of exercise is best for people with kidney disease? People with kidney disease can exercise safely, provided that the exercise program begins slowly and progresses gradually, and all exercises are performed using the correct technique. Click
Food to support your kidneys
A kidney-friendly diet usually limits sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Cabbage is an excellent option for people with kidney damage or disease as it is low in these elements while also being high in folate, fibre and vitamins C and K. It contains compounds that can reduce inflammation and is a great alternative to potatoes, which are high in potassium. here for the recipe.Silvia Colloca’s salmon with black lentils and roasted cauliflower is a delicious and nutritious option. Click