World Kidney Day

| Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 04, 2017

This fortnight marks World Kidney Day and this year the effort is to promote awareness on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, says the World Health Organisation. Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation and it is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. It increases the possibility of diabetes and hypertension, major risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). In obese individuals, the kidneys have to work harder, filtering more blood than normal to meet the metabolic demands of the higher body weight. This can damage the kidney and raise the risk of developing CKD. The good news is that obesity, as well as CKD, is largely preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Published on March 04, 2017
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