Kidney and Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower
Let's be thankful to our kidneys as they do the filthiest
job as compared to all the other organs in our body and make them feel special on this special day of World Kidney Day.
This year the day is being celebrated on 8th March along with
International Women’s Day. So, with two major days falling on the same day, it
gives us the privilege to reflect the importance of women’s health specifically
about their kidney. The theme for this year for the World Kidney Day is Kidney and Women’s Health: Include, Value,
The main aim of the day is encourage people to opt for early
detection and prevention methods for the kidney problems, which can help in
reducing the future complications, deaths and disability caused by chronic
Kidney problems in
In India 4 lakh people are living with chronic kidney disease
and only 1% gets it transplanted. According to health experts the number has
been doubled up in the past 15 years and if we talk about the present scenario,
17 in every hundred citizens suffer from some or other kind of kidney disorder.
Every year 2, 20,000-2, 75,000 new patients requires Renal Replacement Therapy
every year in the country.
Not much of significance is given to kidney problems as it
still falls under the-radar condition. With the recent increase in the number
of patients undergoing for dialysis, there’s an increase by 10-15 per cent
every year, which mostly include children. The exact cause for the increasing
number of chronic kidney disease in India is still undefined, but the approximate
prevalence is nearly about 800 per million people.
People who are at the
higher risk of developing kidney disease:
Mentions below are some
tips which can be helpful in the prevention of kidney disease:
- Patients who have high blood pressure problem and diabetes
are more prone to suffer from kidney problems.
- Fewer intakes of fluids
- Excessive smoking
- Excessive intake of medicines, drugs and salt are some f the
major reasons contributing to the increase in kidney disorders.
Chronic Kidney Disease:
- Regular health checkups
- Control over hypertension and early detection of it
- Control over blood sugar level is mandatory in terms to
remain away from kidney disease.
- A health person needs to consume 2-3 liters of water every
day, so the urine output is adequate.
- If a person is already dealing with any kidney disease, then
he/she need to consume small quantities of protein and salt.
Approximately 195 million females are suffering from Chronic
Kidney Disease all across the globe and it is 8 leading cause of death in
females, with about 600,000 deaths every year.
Women are prone to CKD with 14% prevalence as compared to
that of men with 12% prevalence. Although the number of women who are receiving
dialysis is lower as compared to that of men. According to a recent research it
has been observed that kidney transplantation is unequally spread, majorly
because of social, cultural and psychological aspects and women tend to donate
more kidneys are they are the only ones who are less likely to receive them.
Hence, considering the facts in the above mentioned
paragraph, there is clear need for higher awareness followed by timely
diagnosis and proper check up of CKD especially among women. CKD also affect
pregnant women as it can lead to premature baby delivery and premature deaths
The day not only focus on the diagnosis or early prevention
but also encourage maximum number of people about kidney donation and kidney
transplant, as it is one of the best way for life saving for those who are
living with kidney failure or other chronic kidney diseases.
On this day government implement various new strategies to
motivate the donors as well as patients and their family members.
“Anemia and electrolyte imbalance also leads to various
kidney diseases, if they are not detected at an appropriate time. Majority of
women are dealing with hypertension along urinary tract infection, which is
directly responsible for kidney diseases and various heart problems. Blood
pressure is known to be a silent killer. It should be treated in the very first
go and needs to be monitored regularly, to have healthy functioning of kidneys
and heart.”, says Dr. Rajesh Bansal, Senior Consultant – Nephrology.
Metro Group of Hospitals is the most trusted group of
hospital for the treatment of chronic kidney cases including Kidney Transplant.
We have success rate of more than 95% in kidney transplants.
To mark this day Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Noida
is organizing a mega kidney disease screening camp on Sunday, 11th
Free Offerings: Consultation, Random Blood Sugar, Blood
Pressure & Weight Monitoring, Serum Creatinine Screening, Urine Routine
Test, Physical Examination. Avail 25 % Discount on other in-house
investigations* & Free Privilege Card (* valid till 31st Mar., ’18)
For registrations, appointments & more information call,
+91 9910492867, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org