“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire
All of are aware that we have an amazing God’s gift in our bodies in the form of Kidneys,a wonder organ,but sadly many of us forget its importance,and ignore the steps to be taken in order to protect the organ from diseases and take things granted in our usual style.
Kidneys are 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 are kidneys to maintain body health.
In some parts of the world, men are so ignorant that they think or even call testicles as kidneys.
People even crack joke on these organs, (highly insulting to the great organ )
Kidney: A complex organ to convert beer into urine or
England doesn’t have a Kidney Bank,but it does have Liverpool .
World Kidney Day
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
It’s celebrated, second Thursday of March each year and this year its falls on 12 th March ie. today.
Celebrate this World Kidney Day by getting a full body check up.
Most of the 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 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)
- Anemia 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
- Know your family medical history
I can add
- Control Blood sugar and Blood pressure.
- Don’t take pain killers / anti inflammatory tablets regularly. They are nephrotoxic.
Wishing you healthy life with good functioning kidneys.
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏