The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease” and is the theme for 2021. source-worldKidneyday.org
The day is celebrated every year on 2nd Thursday and this year it is in March 11.
Care your Kidney otherwise Kidney will lose you
World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. source-Wikipedia
I am reposting the article for the benefit of readers
“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire
All of us are aware that we have an amazing God’s gift in our bodies in the form of Kidneys, a wonderful organ, but sadly many of us forget its importance and ignore the steps to be taken to protect the organ from diseases and take things granted in our usual style.
Kidneys are the symbol of conscience, emotions, desire, wisdom & morality. ( Bible )
Did you ever consider having tests done to know the status of your kidneys?
Do you know millions of people die because of kidney failure? Kidney disease is a non-communicable disease and approximately 850 million people are affected in the world.
I am not into details of why kidneys fail etc, but just to bring awareness of how important our kidneys maintain body health and how to protect kidneys.
In some parts of the world, men are so ignorant that they think testicles as kidneys.
People even crack a joke on these organs, (highly insulting to the great organ )
Kidney: A complex organ to convert beer into urine
England doesn’t have a Kidney Bank, but it does have Liverpool.
Celebrate this World Kidney Day by getting a full body checkup
Most people with early kidney disease have no symptoms making it all the more important to detect the disease early.
3 Simple life-saving tests are(Source Kidney.org)
- B.P test-Checking your Blood pressure.
- Urine test- Protein in urine.
- Blood test- GFR ( glomerular filtration rate )
8 Problems of Kidney disease can cause (source kidney.org )
- Heart disease
- Heart attack and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Put your life at risk
- Weak bones
- Nerve damage (neuropathy)
- Kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease, or ESRD)
- Anaemia or low red blood cell count
9 things everyone must do ( source kidney.org )
- Exercise regularly
- Control weight
- Follow a balanced diet
- Quit smoking
- Drink only in moderation
- Stay hydrated
- Monitor cholesterol levels
- Get an annual physical check up
- Know your family medical history
I can add
- Control of Blood sugar and Blood pressure.
- Don’t take painkillers / anti-inflammatory tablets regularly. They are nephrotoxic.
Take home message
Raise awareness for Kidney care.
Prevention is better than cure.
Wishing you a healthy life with good functioning kidneys.
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Disclaimer-The above post is not meant for any medical advice. It is intended for information purpose only. It’s not a substitute for Professional Medical advice. Consult your physician for medical advice.