WHY IS KIDNEY HEALTH IMPORTANT ?
Kidneys are responsible for filtering of waste products through Urine and keeping bones healthy. Ageing process, result of various diseases including Blood Pressure & Diabetes result in Kidney diseases.
The term ‘Chronic Kidney Disease’ (CKD in short) is misunderstood among people. People interpret the world ‘Chronic’ to be severe, whereas, in medical science parlance it means the disease is long term rather than rapid onset of progression or acute disease. More often than not, this unnecessary anxiety lead to the patients thinking that their kidney performance is worse than it is actually.
Some experts say that impaired kidney performance is not a disease at all, but an indicator of an increased risk of developing other health problems, such as, high cholesterol and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
World Kidney Day – 2019
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our Kidneys. It is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March.
World Kidney Day (WKD) is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
Objectives of observing World Kidney Day
- Raise awareness of our Kidneys
- Systematic screening of patients having Diabetes or Hypertension
- Early detection & prevention methods of Kidney problems to reduce future complications.
- Encourage transplantation as a best outcome option for kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a lifesaving initiative.
How to keep your keep your Kidneys Healthy?
- Keep fit and active
- Ensure your blood sugar level is under control
- Monitor your BP regularly
- Eat healthy & keep your weight in check
- Maintain a healthy fluid intake
- Refrain from Smoking
- Refrain from taking over-the-counter pills