Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March, World Kidney Day (WKD) is the global campaign that aims at increasing awareness of the importance of our health and reducing the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide.
This year's theme 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. It's not easy to undo kidney damage and may require painstakingly tedious procedures like dialysis or a kidney transplant. More than 30 million American adults may have chronic kidney disease, an irreversible condition, but most do not know they have it. Since some kidney diseases may pass on from one generation to the next, the speakers urged those having a family history of kidney disease (such as polycystic kidneys) to ensure that all other members of their family are also screened through an ultrasound of the abdomen.
It's important to keep your blood pressure in check, because high BP can cause damage to the kidneys.
"It is quite appropriate that we come down to the people in order to enlighten them on what can be done to prevent and possibly to even check themselves for occurrence of kidney diseases".
To avoid kidney health related diseases, he advised the public to lead a moderate life style as the disease could be hereditary, stop excessive smoking, excessive intake of alcohol, and drink a lot of water. So are people with high uric acid blood levels. Our best bet is to keep our kidneys healthy by following healthy practices.
The growing number of diabetic patients in China might have a profound effect on the spectrum of CKD, Zhang added.
It is important to be cognizant of the below early warnings of this disease.
More information on topics including early detection, signs and symptoms is available on the Kidney Foundation website.
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".
Kidney disease can be detected by the doctor after performing certain tests to check the functionality of the organ. But the good news is that being mindful of certain things can avert it.
As the world marks the 2019 World Kidney Day, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Yemi Raji, emphasized low salt intake to reduce risk of kidney disease. But, it is important to try and locate the cause of the malfunction so it can be treated or reversed as best as possible.
He said there was need to make the screening for kidney diseases a primary healthcare intervention.
THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has plans to increase dialysis machines in Zimbabwe to assist patients with kidney diseases. After all, the kidneys do perform some critical functions for all of us.