Kidney Health Is for You Too

Experts advocate Health Trust Fund for kidney other diseases

The theme for this year is "Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere".

These drugs aren't much of a risk if you have relatively healthy kidneys and if you only use them for emergencies however, if you are suffering chronic pain, such as back pain, work with your doctor to find a way to control your pain without putting your kidneys at risk.

As 26 people die while waiting for a kidney transplant, WKD is meant to raise awareness about the conditions of the kidney. "Keeping in shape helps to decrease blood pressure and therefore, chronic kidney diseases".

People of Asian, South Asian, Indigenous and African decent, as well as people with high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are considered high risk for kidney disease.

He said: "Lots of people take in unhealthy things on the advice of their friends, neighbours, which in the long run, causes damage to the body, particularly the kidney".

It should be noted, however, that anyone could suffer from kidney diseases, irrespective of age and gender.

The faux pas fashion show featured models impacted by kidney disease. Our best bet is to keep our kidneys healthy by following healthy practices.

Get tested. People with early-stage kidney disease usually have no symptoms. The worldwide number is predicted at 850 million as per the World Kidney Day organization.

It is important to be cognizant of the below early warnings of this disease. Smoking slows blood flow to the kidneys.

Poorly functioning kidneys can result in electrolyte imbalances.

Genetic factors, family history, etc. certainly have a dominant role to play in some forms of kidney disease.

Explaining the cardinal measures for prevention of kidney diseases they advised for low intake of salt and oily foods, staying hydrated, eating more fruits and vegetables, staying physically active, regular checkup with doctors, no consumption of alcohol and tobacco, maintaining ideal weight, controlling sugar levels for diabetic patients, controlling high blood pressure in hypertensive patients and compliance with medications as directed by the physician. But, it is important to try and locate the cause of the malfunction so it can be treated or reversed as best as possible.

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.

If your urine has excessive bubbles or takes several flushes to go away, it may be a sign of kidney disease.

Do we miss any of the major and important symptom related to kidney disease? After all, the kidneys do perform some critical functions for all of us.

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