Hyderabad, Mar 9: In order to raise awareness on the importance of World Kidney Day, CARE Hospitals, Nampally organized Awareness Talk at hospital premises.
The program was inaugurated by Hyderabad Deputy Mayor Mothe Srilatha Shoban Reddy, in the presence of Syed Kamran Husain, HCOO-CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Dr. Shaista Hussaini Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Abdul Fatah Nephrologist, Dr. Navin Chand Medical Superintendent, Dr. Vijay Mohan Internal Medicine & and other doctors of the hospital.
About half of people who have diabetes do not know they have diabetes. Therefore, you need to check your blood sugar level as part of your general body checkup. This is especially important for those who are approaching middle age or older. About half of people who have diabetes develop kidney damage; but this can be prevented/ limited if the diabetes is well controlled. Check your kidney function regularly with blood and urine tests said Mothe Srilatha Shoban Reddy.
Every year Second Thursday in March is celebrated as World Kidney Day. It is aimed at raising awareness regarding the importance and role of kidneys in our overall health, and encouraging people to be more open to monitoring and early detection of any problems. Better monitoring reduces the incidence of serious kidney problems as well as reduces the impact of kidney disease on several consequent health problems, said Dr. Shaista Hussaini.
Syed Kamran Husain said The awareness program was held in the background of kidney disease being the third biggest killer, after cancer and cardiac disease. Diabetes and hypertension the underlying causes for six out of 10 chronic kidney disease. Dialysis and transplantation of kidney can be prevented if kidney diseases is detected early. The patients can also create awareness about the risk factors among their friends, family members, relatives and people they know.
The main objective of such awareness talks is to raise awareness among people that a simple 45-minute walk is enough to promote a healthy lifestyle. A stressful life can prove fatal so one must engage in healthy practices like avoiding smoking; avoiding too much red meat and having regular simple walks added by Dr. Abdul Fatah.