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Simple Tips To Keep Your Kidneys Happy And Healthy

Simple Tips To Keep Your Kidneys Happy And Healthy

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch exists to help prevent kidney disease or delay the onset.

In a statement issued on the eve of World Kidney Day on Wednesday, Dr. Chakravarthy said in individuals affected by obesity, the kidneys have to work harder, filtering more blood than normal (hyper filtration) to meet the metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The diseases in turn damage the kidneys.

Kidney disease can vary in severity which means not everyone suffering will reach the stage in which they experience kidney failure and need dialysis, and only a small proportion actually do. As a first step toward building new kidney structures, my lab is using stem cells to try to generate human nephrons, the functional units of the kidney.

"General lifestyle changes can lessen that predisposition to chronic kidney disease".

Screening is important, she said, because by the time a person begins to show symptoms of kidney disease, the damage is done.

"Increasing the number of kidney transplants is important as we know that for many recipients it will lead to a much more independent, active and usually longer life".

"Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease, however, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help control or manage blood pressure and blood sugar levels which in turn can help protect your kidneys", continues Bevilacqua.

One in 10 Australians have indicators of the condition that kills more people each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer or road traffic accidents.

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. For people with kidney disease, exercise and proper hydration are essential to helping preserve kidney function.

The Department of Biotechnology is conducting a long-term population based ICKD study on Indian patients with moderate kidney failure.

"The plan provides targeted interventions for those who are obese, increased support for those at risk of becoming obese and broad approaches to make healthier choices easier for all New Zealanders". Almost one-fifth of severely obese teens have poor kidney function. "This slowly and steadily damages the kidneys and heart apart from giving rise to various other problems; it could even be fatal".

"As a 67-year-old organization, we're trying to refresh our approach to reach a younger demographic which doesn't realize how unsafe kidney disease can be", added Longino.

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