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揪出隐形杀手的秘诀!

肾脏病是一个隐形的杀手。随着时间的推移, 患者的肾脏功能会逐渐衰退,通常直到后期才出现明显的症状。健康的饮食和生活方式对预防肾脏病有很大的作用!

以下是降低肾脏病风险的八个秘诀:

外出用餐时,选择低糖、低盐和低脂肪的食物!
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您知道你的食物隐藏了多少钠?

点击以揭开谜底!

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无糖照样让生活过的很甜蜜。

点击了解如何减少糖的摄入量。

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限制脂肪和胆固醇的摄入,因为高甘油三酯和低密度脂蛋白胆固醇可能导致心血管疾病、心脏病、中风和肾脏病。

点击以了解更多。

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了解您的风险!

久坐的生活方式会增加患上肥胖ˎ 二型糖尿病ˎ 高血压和其他慢性疾病的风险。您能够通过保持活跃和避免暴饮暴食的生活习惯以维持健康的体重。

定期运动对身体健康益处良多

增强您的心脏、骨骼和身体的整体力量
改善睡眠ˎ 认知力和记忆力
减轻压力,
提高生活质量
降低患上高血压ˎ 糖尿病和心脏病等慢性疾病的风险

以下的健康及健身资讯, 可以帮助您评估自己的身体状态。

戒烟和减少酒精的摄取

吸烟会损害身体的血管, 减缓血液流向肾脏的速度并降低肾脏的正常功能。吸烟也会增加罹患肾脏癌的风险。

请与您的医生讨论戒烟的方法, 必要时或可尝试尼古丁替代疗法 (NRT)。

另外, 过度饮酒会使您的血压升高。高血压是导致肾脏病最常见的主因之一。

根据新加坡保健资讯网的建议, 男性每天不宜饮用超过2杯标准单位的酒精饮料, 而女性则是不超过1杯标准单位。

一杯标准单位的酒精饮料相等于:
1罐 (330毫升) 普通啤酒, 1/2杯 (100毫升) 葡萄酒或1小口(30毫升) 烈酒。

控制饮食份量

健康的饮食指的是每天食用2份水果 + 2份蔬菜、全谷类和瘦肉。

开始您的运动规划

体育锻炼在生命的各个阶段都是必不可少的。以下是一些关于适合各年龄层的体育活动建议。
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观察您的血压和血糖水平

即使您已经患有糖尿病和高血压, 您依然可以通过以下的方式来预防肾衰竭:

  • 把血糖控制在良好的水平
  • 把血压维持在正常的范围内
  • 控制您的胆固醇水平
  • 定期复诊
  • 依照处方按时服药
亲自下厨

在家烹煮是最好的选择, 因为它能让我们控制在食物中添加的糖、盐和脂肪的份量。以下是一些健康食谱, 让我们展开健康饮食之旅吧!

如果您没有时间在家里做饭, 请不要担心!只要下载我们的《小贩指南》, 就能获取更多关于外出用餐时如何吃得健康的建议!

提早发现是关键

健康检查是发现肾衰竭的关键, 因为大多数的肾脏病人在早期的阶段并不会有明显的症状。患有慢性疾病, 如糖尿病和高血压, 会增加日后罹患肾脏病的风险。

点击以填写一个简单的检查表来了解您是否有肾衰竭的风险

注意:如果您患有慢性肾脏病,或者正在接受洗肾治疗,并且需要限制饮食摄取,请在做任何饮食改变之前,咨询您的医生或营养师。以上是预防肾脏病的信息,并不适合已患有肾脏病的病人。

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FAQ

General Enquiries

As there are limited car park lots available at NKF Centre visitors may need to park at the nearby HDB car parks in the vicinity.

NKF HQ Mondays –Thursdays
Fridays
PH / Weekends
8.30am –6.00pm
8.30am –5.00pm
Closed
Dialysis Centres Mondays –Saturdays
Sundays
PH
7.00am –11.00pm
Closed
7.00am –11.00pm

We are open on most public holidays except for the 1st day of Chinese New Year.

NKF does not provide ad hoc dialysis treatment. Our patients are on long-term dialysis treatment. You may wish to check with private dialysis centres for ad hoc dialysis treatments.

NKF does not have an outpatient clinic and hence, we are unable to arrange an appointment for members of the public. You may wish to contact a hospital of your choice for outpatient service.

Currently, NKF does not provide health report interpretation service. You may consult your General Practitioner who will be able to assist you.

Someone with kidney failure may not experience any signs and symptoms until it is too late. It is best to do a routine health screening to understand your health status better and detect any abnormalities as early as possible so that you can delay and manage the disease progression.

To know about the signs and symptoms please click here to learn more.

Decreased urination Swollen hands and ankles Sleep disturbances
Blood in the urine (tea-coloured or fresh blood) Puffiness around the eyes High blood pressure
Nausea and vomiting Itching Loss of appetite

All dialysis centres operate on 3 dialysis shifts –morning, noon and evening.

Morning Noon Evening
7.00am –12.00pm 12.00pm – 6.00pm 6.00pm –11.00pm
Timing of your dialysis schedule may vary for each dialysis centres.
Schedules
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (1,3,5) OR Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (2,4,6)

Admissions

Our Admissions Counsellor will contact you once your application is finalised. They will be in contact with you soon.

From the day we receive the application form, it will take approximately 3 working days to a week for us to get back to you if you have submitted all completed supporting documents together with your application form to us. Generally, the whole process will take 6 months for the approval.

The overall application review process will take approximately 6 months before the applicant can start the first dialysis treatment. However, if the applicant is able to provide all completed supporting documents and if there is a slot available at the dialysis centre with a right match to the time slot, the waiting time could be shorter.

Currently, we do not have status checking service online. NKF Admissions Counsellor will be in contact with the applicants regarding the status.

You may pick it up from the NKF main office at 81 Kim Keat Road, Singapore 328836 or call us at 6506 2187 to have the forms sent to you.

Means Test is used to determine the amount of subsidies each person needing care is eligible for. Persons from lower income households will be granted higher subsidies under the means test framework.

Means Test subsidies calculation is based in accordance to MOH guidelines.

Our NKF Admissions Counsellor in-charge will contact you in regards to your means test status.

The Medical Social Workers at your hospital will be able to advise you on the different type of subsidies based on your financial situation.

Kidney Live Donor Support Fund

For information on kidney donation in Singapore, you may wish to contact the National Organ Transplant Unit at Tel: 6321 4390 or email organ.transplant@notu.com.sg.

NKF’s Kidney Live Donor Support Fund covers annual health screenings and medical follow-ups; one-time reimbursement for loss of 2 months actual income of $8,500, whichever is lower: reimbursement of hospitalisation and surgical insurance premiums (capped at MediShield Life premiums); pre-transplant screening and evaluation costs for up to 2 potential donors per kidney recipient; and insurance coverage for Group Living. Policy based on sum insured of $200,000.

For more information and eligibility, please click here. 

Donation & Volunteering

You can make the donation through different platforms:

  1. For online donation: please visit https://nkfs.org/support-us/donation-programmes/
  2. Or you may like to issue a cheque made payable to “The National Kidney Foundation” or “NKF” and mail it to us at 81 Kim Keat Road, Singapore 328836.
  3. Alternatively, you may contact us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) or email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org to send you the donation form.
  4. Road Singapore 328836.

Thank you for your generosity. The cheque should be issued to “The National Kidney Foundation” or “NKF”.

Thank you for bequeathing your CPF contributions to NKF. You can fill up the CPF nomination form which can be downloaded from the CPF website. NKF’s UEN is 200104750M.

Thank you for your generosity. You may like to visit the Ministry of Law’s website where you can find a list of lawyers based in Singapore. Please visit https://eservices.mlaw.gov.sg/lsra/search-lawyer-or-law-firm/

Our UEN/ Company Registration No. / GST Registration No. is 200104750M.

Please send us an email at lifedrops@nkfs.org or call us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) and we will assist you accordingly.

You may email your new mailing address to lifedrops@nkfs.org , Please include your full name, contact number, old mailing address and UEN or NRIC/FIN (last 3 digits)

You may email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org to get the donation form. Please fill up your new GIRO/credit card number, donation amount and sign the form. Thereafter, post the GIRO form back to NKF for processing.

For credit card, you may wish to scan the form and send it to NKF via either of these options:

Email – lifedrops@nkfs.org

Fax – 6253 0417

Mail – 81 Kim Keat Road, Singapore 328836

Please email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org with your full name, UEN/NRIC/FIN and mailing address.

Please email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org to have the termination form sent to you. Please fill it up and send it back to us for processing and auditing purposes.

All outright cash donations to NKF are entitled to tax deduction because NKF is a registered charity with an IPC (Institutions of Public Character) status. We are able to issue tax deductible receipts for qualifying donations to our donors.

You are entitled to a tax deduction of 2.5 times the value of your donation in the preceding year.

You may sign up via our website at https://onlinereg.nkfs.org/vms/volunteerapplicationform.aspx.

If you do not have access to the internet, please call us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) to have the application form sent to you. Please fill it up and send it back to us at 81 Kim Keat Road Singapore 328836.

Once we receive your application, our colleague from the Donor and Volunteer Management Department will contact you for a phone interview. After which, you will be invited to attend our volunteer orientation. This is to allow you to have a better understanding of the volunteering activities.

The minimum age is 13 years old. For volunteers who are below the age of 21, you will need to get parental consent. You may download the consent form here.

We strongly encourage our volunteers to commit at least a year so that we can better support our patients. Our programmes and activities are flexible, you can choose your volunteering schedule according to your interest and availability.

You may volunteer with us basing on your availability. We will send a weekly email to our volunteers indicating the up-coming volunteering opportunities. You can then match your availability to the activity schedule.

We have an array of volunteering activities to suit your interest and availability. To learn more about the volunteering activities we offer, please visit https://nkfs.org/support-us/volunteer-programmes/.

Anyone and everyone can join us as a volunteer. All applicants will be required to undergo a mandatory orientation session where you will gain insights into the Foundation’s cause, kidney disease as well as learn more about the volunteering activities we offer. Regular trainings are also conducted for all volunteers so that they can better perform their role.

Most definitely! We welcome schools, companies and community groups to volunteer with us as part of their Values In Action and Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Please get in touch with us on your interest by sending an email to volunteer@nkfs.org.

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Thank you for visiting our website.

Please be informed that our online donation Visa, Mastercard, and Diners/Discover payments will be temporarily unavailable on

Wednesday, 12th June 2024, from 12:00 AM to 02:00 AM for maintenance.

If you have any donation inquiries during this time, please feel free to email us at Lifedrops@nkfs.org.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.