The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the renal system.
The theme of the current year is 'Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere'. They also conducted lectures and tutorials throughout the day at the Dewan Farooq Medical Centre, Karachi, SIUT Primary Healthcare Center, Kathore, SIUT Chhablani Medical Centre, Sukkur, and SIUT Camp at press club in Mithi, Tharparkar. The lower ribs protected them from physical damage.
Dialysis Unit Nurse Manager Erlin McLeod said such checks help identify key indicators of individuals who are at risk of chronic kidney disease.
The main objective of holding this day is to make the people aware about the importance and function of kidneys, the diagnosis of kidney diseases, methods of prompt treatment and most of all prevention of kidney diseases by informing and educating the masses. The Ministry of Health has plans to scale up dialysis machines in Zimbabwe and thereby improve the outcomes of patients with kidney diseases. "Smoking, obesity, toxins and pain-killer drugs etc are other risk factors for kidney ailments, which can be prevented", he said. Having stones in the kidneys or ureter, whether silent or with a history of ignored abdomen pain off and on, are a leading cause for kidney failure as well.
After 140/90 and above, you should discuss the risks with your doctor and monitor your blood pressure level often. This is especially true for people in the early stages of kidney disease, which often has no symptoms.
According to Braimoh: "The major challenge we faced in the management of kidney disease in Nigeria is inadequate finance". Weakness and anemia are also signs of kidney disease.
Some antibiotics can be harmful to the kidneys, so taking antibiotics without consulting your doctor is never a good idea.
Acute Kidney Injury is usually what follows after an accident or sudden injury to the kidney.
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"In most cases, this is not there, and even the money that is available is not adequate for the required treatment".
The celebration was initiated by the joint committee of the International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations in 2006.
As 26 people die while waiting for a kidney transplant, WKD is meant to raise awareness about the conditions of the kidney.
"Go and get checked as soon as possible", she said. The worldwide number is predicted at 850 million as per the World Kidney Day organization. It also happens to be the 6th fastest growing cause of death globally.
Poorly functioning kidneys can result in electrolyte imbalances. But the good news is that being mindful of certain things can avert it.
Once CKD has been diagnosed, the best way to try and slow its decline is regular followups with a nephrologist or physician.
While addressing gathering, Dr Bali said, "Diabetes, Hypertension and glomerulonephritis are common causes of kidney disease".
He said: "We know from experience that most kidney diseases tend to occur in the middle and low socioeconomic group to which the population here belongs".