Focuses on improving kidney health outcomes, leading to a better quality of life for people with kidney disease. Kidney disease often occurs without symptoms.
Role of pathology in Kidney Disease
Pathology plays a vital role in monitoring kidney function, which aids the early diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is a growing public health problem and people can lose up to 90% of their kidney function before symptoms even develop. In fact, less than 10% of people with chronic kidney disease know they have the condition. Pathology is therefore essential to finding it early and giving them the best possible outcome. For people with late stage disease, pathology testing guides treatment and can assist in finding a ‘match’ for organ donation.
Nik was diagnosed with four stage kidney disease two weeks before his wedding. Before diagnosis he was seemingly healthy and was very active. Nik has had to adapt his lifestyle and diet to manage his health. He urges everyone to go and get tested tomorrow if they are concerned about their kidney health.