Keep weight and blood pressure under control to keep kidneys healthy, drink 8 glasses of water daily; Check the health of your kidneys this way
Expert doctors are advised to consult in case of problems like loss of appetite, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, and insomnia.
If the urine changes color or bleeds, it may be a sign of kidney disease
Get checked up by patients with diabetes and high blood pressure
Kidney transplant cases are on the rise in the country. There are only 15,000 kidney donors against 2 lakh patients. These figures make 2 things clear. The first people may not initially understand kidney disease. Because of this the talk reaches to kidney transplant. Second, transplants are not easy for patients on the verge of kidney failure because of the relatively small number of donors.
This is the only way to get rid of both problems. Take care of every little thing that makes kidney sick. Today is World Kidney Day. On this occasion, let us know how to keep the kidneys healthy …
Because of this kidney cases are on the rise
Experts say that some symptoms are seen when the disease starts in the kidneys. Some symptoms also match other illnesses. So people tend to ignore it. It causes serious kidney disease and last stage. This is why 90% of kidney patients do not understand the disease.
Do not ignore if the urine changes color
Nephrologist Dr. Jaslok Hospital and Research Center. Amjad Khan Pathan says that if the color of urine changes or blood enters it, it is a symptom of kidney disease. Symptoms indicate kidney stones, tumors, or infections. Apart from this, if there is foam in the urine or you have to urinate frequently at night, it indicates that there is a problem in your kidneys. In addition, if you have problems such as loss of appetite, vomiting, difficulty breathing, muscle cramps and insomnia, consult a doctor.
Here’s how to check if your kidneys are healthy
The director of the nephrologist department at Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Dr. MM Bahadur says that it is possible to know whether the kidney is healthy or not by doing some tests. If you notice any symptoms, you should have a blood and urine test. This test checks the level of protein and creatinine in the blood. If the dose is high, it has a direct effect on the kidneys.
Kidney failure is more common in the families of people with diabetes and high blood pressure. So such people should get a checkup.
When did World Kidney Day begin?
World Kidney Day was started in 2006 by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations to raise awareness about kidney disease and its treatment. Kidney Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. Its theme is decided every year. This year’s theme is ‘Kidney Health for Everyone’s Everywhere’.