World Kidney Day observed

World Kidney Day observed

World Kidney Day 2014, was observed on Thursday across various hospitals in the City with focus on Chronic Kidney Disease and associated nephrotic ailments.

The emphasis was on cadaver donation.

Experts underlined the need for people to donate kidneys to save the lives of people on dialysis.

Sagar Hospitals Consultant Nephrologist Dr Sanjeev Kumar Hiremath said early diagnosis would help prevent diseases.  “There is age-related decline in kidney function. A majority of individuals with early stages of chronic kidney diseases go undiagnosed. Early detection and treatment is vital to the slow progression of kidney disease, prevent complications and help individuals live longer, healthier” according to Fortis Hospitals Consultant Nephrologist Dr Rajanna Sreedhara.

Addressing an awareness programme, organised by Institute of Nephro Urology at Victoria Hospital, Institute Nephro and Urology Head Dr L Umesh said it was essential to start the day with a glass of water for the well-being of kidneys.

“An annual check-up of kidneys after the age of 40 is a must as it would help in early detection and prevention of kidney diseases,” he explained.

A new Home Dialysis Treatment Centre was opened at the institute by freedom fighter H S Doreswamy.

Free health camps and dialysis facilties were organised across the City.

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