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Simple efforts can protect kidneys, assert doctors

Simple efforts can protect kidneys, assert doctors

Simple efforts can protect kidneys, assert doctors

The whole world is celebrating World Kidney Day today and so the media cannot have enough of it. Kidney diseases are becoming very common and doctors are warning that people shouldn’t take kidney diseases lightly and should go for medications as advised by doctors immediately.

To be true, as diabetes becomes more and more common, kidney cases are going up and up accordingly. There are several other diseases besides diabetes that make your kidney

A top kidney expert while talking on the issue said, “Kidney disease can affect people of all ages and races. Around 10 percent of the world’s population suffers from CKD, and the number can rise to as high as 50 percent for those who are above the age of 75 years…”One in five men and one in four men between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from CKD”.

AIIMS hospitalDr PN Gupta of Paras Hospital also advised patients the correct diet, asking them to steer clear of salts. Dr Gupta also said that while dialysis can help older CKD sufferers, younger patients can opt for kidney transplant, with the number of successful transplants growing every year. At the function, the participants were briefed how the kidney transplant was done, and the surgeon gave details of the procedure. The Paras Group of Hospitals had a team which regularly conducted kidney transplants.

He went on to add, “Choose and prepare foods with less salt and sodium. Eat the right amount and right types of proteins. Choose foods which are healthy for your heart. Eat foods with less phosphorus and the right amount of potassium”. March 12 is celebrated worldwide as World Kidney Day.

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