Five Tips To Reducing Risk Of Kidney Disease

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This year's theme is "Kidney health: for everyone everywhere". The vice chancellor King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Prof Khalid Masood Gondal in his speech at the seminar emphasized the importance of prevention of kidney diseases by early detection and control of diabetes and hypertension.

As the nation's leading independent nonprofit working on behalf of the 30 million Americans with kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund is dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. AKF provides a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention outreach, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling the nation's low-income dialysis and transplant patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation.

He spoke on the 2019 World Kidney Day set aside by the International Society of Nephrology on every third Thursday in March to bring awareness to the public about kidney health.

Unfortunately, most of the kidney is already damaged by the time the symptoms of kidney diseases appear.

In India the prevalence of this disease has nearly doubled in recent years and is expected to increase due to the various risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, stress, obesity and other unhealthy eating habits.

She said people need to take their health seriously and watch what they eat and drink.

"We will be screening everybody, from old to young, male and female, because everybody is prone to having kidney disease as long as the risk factors are there". They also help in the formation of red blood cells and maintaining the strength of bones.

Risk factors of chronic kidney disease. Image courtesy Siemens Healthcare
Risk factors of chronic kidney disease. Image courtesy Siemens Healthcare

The Principal of the Post Basic School of Nursing, Mrs Titi Segun-Agboola, explained that the body uses kidney organ to cleanse the blood while likening it to the "environmental sanitation of the organ of the body".

Painkillers like NSAIDs, paracetamol and opioids can have severe consequences on kidney functions, especially if you have a kidney problem. It is the enemy of the kidneys and may cause kidney problems the same way it causes many other illnesses. People who have multiple bouts of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more prone to stones.

"But today, we got tested by good doctors free of charge, and I was referred for further treatment in the hospital".

According to the World Kidney Day website, 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases. Sleep apnea is common in obese people. The tubule collects minerals that the body needs and puts them back into the bloodstream and filters out more toxins.

KU also announced to launch the KU Kidney Ambassador Programme to spread awareness about kidney-related diseases.

Kidney disease can be detected by the doctor after performing certain tests to check the functionality of the organ. For instance, poorly controlled phosphorus and low calcium levels can cause muscle cramps. Foamy urine is a sign of excessive protein in the urine.

This World Kidney Day, let's make minor lifestyle changes - regardless of whether you are someone suffering from the disease or not.

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