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World Kidney Day 2017: Kidney disease and obesity, healthy lifestyle for healthy kidney

World Kidney Day 2017: Kidney disease and obesity, healthy lifestyle for healthy kidney

Every year, countless lo­cal and national events are organized by kidney charities, healthcare profes­sionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference. We are encour­aging everyone to get involve in the campaign and try to organize an activity or event to celebrate the day and draw public attention to the need for good kidney health. What can be done to protect kidneys be­fore disease strikes, and to as­sist patients who already have chronic kidney disease.
World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of kidney-re­lated diseases and of the over­all importance of our kidneys to our health. It also tries to highlight preventative mea­sures, in an attempt to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and related health problems, on a global scale.
If it is detected early enough, Chronic Kidney Disease is treatable. However, CKD is becoming increasingly preva­lent around the world. In ad­dition to educating the public, World Kidney Day is designed to teach or remind medical professionals of the important role they can play in detecting problems and aims to encour­age more systematic screening of patients with diabetes.
The celebration was initiated by the joint committee of “In­ternational Society of Nephrol­ogy and International Federa­tion of Kidney Foundations”. It is commemorated every year by the health organizations on global basis to raise awareness among common people that most of the kidney diseases are preventable and curable. Health organizations organize this campaign at many places to spread messages about kid­ney diseases, complications and its prevention and cure all across the countries.
The Theme of World Kid­ney Day 2017 is “Kidney Dis­ease & Obesity. Healthy Life­style for Healthy Kidneys”.
Kidney Disease & Obesity
Obesity is defined as abnor­mal or excessive fat accumula­tion that may impair health. In 2014, worldwide over 600 mil­lion adults were obese.
Obesity is a potent risk fac­tor for the development of kidney disease. It increases the risk of developing major risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), like diabetes and hypertension, and it has a direct impact on the develop­ment of CKD and end stage of renal disease (ESRD): in indi­viduals affected by obesity, the kidneys have to work harder, filtering more blood than nor­mal (hyperfiltration) to meet the metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The in­crease in function can damage the kidney and raise the risk of developing CKD in the long-term.
The good news is that obe­sity, as well as CKD, is largely preventable. Education and awareness of the risks of obe­sity and a healthy lifestyle, in­cluding proper nutrition and exercise, can dramatically help in preventing obesity and kid­ney disease.
Obesity is a growing world­wide epidemic. Obesity is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease, and also for nephroli­thiasis and for kidney cancer. This year the World Kidney Day promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocat­ing healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that make preventive behaviors an afford­able option.
World kidney day is cel­ebrated all over the world on second of Thursday in the month of March in order to raise the public awareness about the kidneys importance and its contributions to the overall health. It is celebrated to make the common public aware about the diseases and problems of the kidneys in or­der to reduce the occurrence of kidney diseases as well as all the associated health prob­lems of the kidneys. Some of the objectives of celebrating the world kidney day are men­tioned below:
                        It is celebrated to high­light the kidney problems related to the common health disorders like dia­betes, high blood pressure which may lead to the Chronic Kidney Diseases.
                        It is celebrated to encour­age the common public through the systematic screening of all patients having problems like dia­betes or hypertension.
                        It is celebrated to motivate and promote the com­mon public for the better prevention by describ­ing them all aspects of the prevention measures in order to get prevented from such kidney prob­lems.
                        It is celebrated to instruct the medical professionals about all aspects of the kidneys as well as teaching them to play their key role in the detection and pre­vention of kidneys prob­lems among the people of high risk populations.
                        It is celebrated to get to­gether of all the medical professionals from the lo­cal and national health au­thorities in order to con­trol the spread of Chronic Kidney Diseases.
                        It is celebrated to deal with the high risk problems as well as implement the new strategies by motivat­ing all the governments’ authorities.
                        It is celebrated to encour­age the people about the kidneys donation and transplantation as a best option of life saving for getting free from the kidney failure or other Chronic Kidney Diseases.
                        It is celebrated to encour­age the people for the early detection and prevention methods of the kidney problems to reduce the future complications and deaths and disability from the chronic renal and car­diovascular failure.
 
Follow the following 8 Gold­en Rules for Better Kidney Pre­vention
Any of the kidney disease attacks like a silent killer and affect the quality of life. Below are mentioned some easy steps to get prevented from the risk of developing kidney prob­lems:
1. Help your kidneys by keeping yourself fit and active as exercises helps in reduc­ing blood pressure and thus reduces the risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease. This event celebration motivates people for daily walking, run­ning and cycling exercises.
2. Help your kidneys by maintaining and controlling the normal the blood sugar level as high blood sugar level lead to the diabetes and thus kidney damage. This event cel­ebration motivates people with diabetes to get regular medi­cations, tests and check up of their kidney functions.
3. Make your kidneys healthy by regular monitoring of your blood pressure as high blood pressure lead to the heart at­tack or stroke thus causes kidney damage. The normal blood pressure level of any person is 120/80. This event celebration encourages people to adopt healthy lifestyle and dietary changes, discuss their problems with doctor, monitor blood pressure on regular basis and etc.
To be continued

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