We wish Healthy Kidneys for Everyone – World kidney day is observed every year on the second Thursday of March to bring attention and awareness about kidney health.
Millions of people worldwide have some form of kidney disease. Many people are not even aware that they may be suffering from this silent disease. 1 in 10 people are at a risk and may not have a clue about it.
There are two kidneys about the size of your fist in your body. Kidneys performs some of the very essential tasks, this include removing waste, toxins, excessive water, balance hormones in the body.
A few simple tips can keep your kidneys healthy.
- Drink plenty of water. Water help your kidneys to remove waste from your blood. Dehydration can cause damage to your kidneys
- Regular Checkup can detect any kidney abnormalities in the early stage. The two leading cause of kidney disease are diabetes and hypertension (blood pressure). Keeping a close eye on these can prevent this disease.
- Excessive painkillers can cause damage to the kidneys. Avoid over the counter painkillers. Consult your doctor before you start any painkiller and follow the recommended dose.
- Regular checkup and annual physical is a great way to keep an eye on your body organs. A simple blood and urine test can detect any early signs of kidney problem.
- Listen to your body. If you notice any of the following symptoms, consult with your doctor immediately.
- foam in urine
- any un-comfortability while passing urine
- frequent urination
- fatigue / weakness
- change in urine color
- any sort of swelling on the body
- Get moving, regular exercise of any sort can help you stay healthy. Brisk walking, gym, yoga etc. are a few great ways to stay active.
- Healthy eating can also play a big part in keeping your kidney healthy. Avoids smoking and excessive drinking of alcohol.
Take care of your kidneys and stay healthy. We wish you a very Happy World Kidney Day.