Pay attention to your kidneys this World Kidney Day

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"We know that high blood pressure can cause a stroke or heart attack, but few are aware that it is one of the most common causes of kidney damage".

The day is celebrated in 66 countries including Nigeria.

Speaking about the World Health Organization's (WHO) advice on kidney health Dr. Gülten Kaptan Ateşoğlu said, "A healthy lifestyle can be the best measure for maintaining a healthy kidney".

The celebration was initiated by the joint committee of the International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations in 2006.

Concise News presents to you five golden rules to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease.

Washington, DC, March 14, 2019 -(PR.com)- The CardioVascular Coalition (CVC), a coalition of cardiovascular and endovascular care providers, physicians, and manufacturers created to improve awareness, prevention, and intervention of vascular disease, is urging increased understanding for kidney health and related health conditions, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), in recognition of World Kidney Day.

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"We are grateful to the Ministry of Health which is in the process of articulating a comprehensive policy for non-communicable diseases and we are looking forward to the kidney disease being a prominent part of this policy". Annually, 2.4 million people die worldwide, making it the sixth fastest growing cause of death worldwide.

Mr Asare Lartey explained that, the functioning of the kidney is to produce red blood cells that helped in excreting waste from the body, adding that, "if the kidneys are damaged and could not perform its functions, the waste goes into the blood".

SIUT organised free clinical testing such as blood tests, urine tests, measurement of height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure etc. They are situated somewhere near the middle of your back, processing close to 190 litres of blood two kg of waste from your system every day.

"We know that treatment of kidney diseases is quite expensive, and most of the time out of the reach of the average population". The institute aims to properly control diabetes (fasting glucose in 90-130 range and random blood glucose of less than 180) and high blood pressure (keeping it below 130/80), and manage lipid/cholesterol levels (target LDL of less than 100, triglycerides less than 150) through a low protein and low salt diet. Aligarh Man Wanting Six-Pack Abs Ends Up With Kidney Failure: What Are The Side Effects of Steroid Abuse?

To avoid CKD, experts suggest early detection and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hyperuricemia.

Processed food contains a lot of sodium, which can lead to water retention and strain on the kidney. So drinking enough water a day is vital for healthy kidneys. Once the kidneys have failed, patients need either a dialysis or a kidney transplant to live.

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