15.8% of Malaysians have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  CKD is an under-recognized condition. It has little to no symptoms until significant irreversible kidney damage occurs. When this happens, at times, an organ transplant or artificial filtration through dialysis is needed.
The good news is Chronic Kidney Disease is preventable and when detected early, kidney function can be preserved with early treatment. 
How to Check for Kidney Disease?  
Getting tested is the only way to determine the health of your kidneys. Depending on your health, your doctor may recommend a yearly kidney function test as part of your therapy.
Urine tests check for kidney damage. It involves dipping a chemically treated strip into your urine. The strip changes colour and detects excess proteins in your urine. An excess amount of specific proteins is a sign of kidney damage.
The microalbuminuria test measures the amount of albumin in your urine. Albumin is a protein responsible for cell growth and repair. In a healthy kidney, albumin is kept within your blood and not excreted in your urine. But in a damaged kidney, albumin levels start to rise in your urine.
For the rest of 2022, get a free kidney screening at any BIG Pharmacy outlet today! Act now before it's too late!