Providing our local community with free health promotion and awareness education.

Date: Thursday 11 July, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm)
Venue: New Peninsula Community Centre, 370 Craigie Road, Mount Martha
Cost: Free of charge
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Kidney disease (also called renal disease) is a general term for when the kidneys are damaged and don’t function as they should.

Kidney disease is sometimes called a ‘silent disease’ because there may be no warning signs. A person can lose up to 90 per cent of their kidney function before they experience symptoms. Diabetes and high blood pressure are two of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease.

Ongoing kidney damage, it is called chronic kidney disease. One in three Australians is at an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease and more than 40 per cent of people over the age of 75 have an indicator of chronic kidney disease.

Kidney disease can be treated once diagnosed. However, in many cases, because of its silent nature it can go undetected until serious damage has been done.

Learn about the importance of our kidneys from Nephrologist Dr Kim Wong, who will shine a light on prevention and early detection of kidney disease.

Find out from Amy Pearman a Clinical Nutritionist how a healthy, balanced diet is essential for maintaining kidney health.

Hear from The Bays Dialysis team who will share their experiences in providing high quality care to patients from diagnosis to end stage renal failure.

References: Kidney Health Australia 2018 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2013. Australian Health Survey: Biomedical Results for Chronic Diseases, 2011-12. ABS, Canberra

 

About The Bays Health & Wellbeing Program 

The Bays Healthcare Group and a team of local experts have come together to encourage local residents to retain, or regain their health and wellbeing.

The Bays Health and Wellbeing program aims to improve people’s health by addressing the underlying causes of health problems. Dedicated to improving healthcare in our local community, all sessions are offered free of charge.

Please help share the word about our program.  Our goal is to get as many community members as possible participating, and to make positive changes to their health, diet and wellbeing. We welcome all local residents to join with us.

2019 program dates:

  • Thursday 11 July, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm). Kidney Health
  • Thursday 5 September, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm). Maintaining quality of life
  • Thursday 7 November, 5.30pm to 7pm (doors open at 5pm). Topic still to be confirmed

Venue:

New Peninsula Community Centre, 370 Craigie Road, Mount Martha