March 14 is observed as World Kidney Day. The day is meant to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of kidneys. According to a recent survey, 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the 6th fastest growing cause of death.
Lets talk about some common symptoms of Kidney disease.
What causes kidney failure?
Preventing kidney failure
To reduce your risk of developing kidney disease:
Follow instructions on over-the-counter medications: When using nonprescription pain relievers. Taking too many pain relievers could lead to kidney damage and generally should be avoided if you have kidney disease. Ask your doctor whether these drugs are safe for you.
Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle: If you’re at a healthy weight, work to maintain it by being physically active most days of the week.
Don’t smoke: Cigarette smoking can damage your kidneys and make existing kidney damage worse. If you’re a smoker, talk to your doctor about strategies for quitting smoking.
Manage your medical conditions with your doctor’s help: If you have diseases or conditions that increase your risk of kidney disease, work with your doctor to control them. Ask your doctor about tests to look for signs of kidney damage.
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17 November, 2019