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Published: Fri, March 10, 2017
Health | By Bessie Ortiz

Keep away from Kidney diseases with healthy life style

Keep away from Kidney diseases with healthy life style

The campaign aims to raise awareness about managing obesity that lead to kidney diseases and other associated problems. Watch this video to learn more about kidney disease.

"If more Australians can understand the symptoms and causes of kidney disease, and how they might be at increased risk, it will mean more cases are detected early and managed appropriately".

While urinary tract infections (UTIs), caused by bacteria getting into the urinary system and multiplying, can cause some upset in the kidneys, they don't tend to lead to lasting damage if treated correctly.

"Obesity may cause chronic kidney disease in a variety of ways".

City hospitals on Thursday joined the fight against the growing numbers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and experts have cited obesity as one of the main reasons. Obesity is directly linked to diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and metabolic syndrome.

March 9 is World Kidney Day and is a good day to learn about the prevention kidney disease.

Approximately three million people across the United Kingdom have chronic kidney disease, however what is a real concern to me as a renal physician is that up to 1 million of these people are undiagnosed and overall awareness and understanding about the condition is still very low amongst the general public.

Kenneth Hallows, MD, PhD, is director of the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center, chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Keck Medicine of USC and professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

In stages 1 and 2, (early kidney disease) patients have relatively normal kidney function but may have another sign of kidney disease such as blood or protein in the urine. Almost one-fifth of severely obese teens have poor kidney function.

The Department of Biotechnology is conducting a long-term population based ICKD study on Indian patients with moderate kidney failure. "Integrate healthy lifestyle choices into your daily activities, including proper nutrition and exercise".

Chronic kidney disease is commonly diagnosed in older people, however, it's important to note that anyone at any age can get kidney disease.

Noted Nephrologist Dr Somayajulu today opined that kidney diseases, which are increasing, can be controlled by adopting healthy life styles.

"The push with Kidney Health Australia, especially in Kidney Health Week this year, is we are looking at taking control of your health".

Of course, we've always got Twitter on hand to help us learn more about kidney health too.

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