World Kidney Day: Spread Awareness, Get Healthier, and Drink Lots of Water

World Kidney Day: Spread Awareness, Get Healthier, and Drink Lots of Water

The World Kidney Day is a special global campaign that focuses on raising awareness about overall kidney health. Its mission is to reduce the prevalence and impact of kidney disease and other related problems all through out the world.

Here at Quedank, we would love to be part of this initiative by spreading simple and positive information on how you can keep your kidneys healthy.

But first, what is the kidney for?

It removes waste from the your body by filtering your blood and help excrete waste and excess fluid through urine. It also regulates your blood pressure and produces important chemicals for your body including red blood cells.

A person has two kidney organs which are located under the rib, one on each side. When these kidneys fail to function properly, this can lead to poorer health or can be possibly fatal in some extreme cases.

Chronic Kidney Disease awareness

All over the world, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) does not discriminate. This disease can affect the lives of people from different backgrounds, social classes, and ethnicity. According to the International Society of Nephrology, CKD has no current cure and people who have it needs care and respect. It’s also important to take note that this is a non-communicable disease. Therefore, when most especially needed, helping or providing care to others who have it shouldn’t be frowned upon.

Governments and private organizations from around the world are getting involved in this awareness and risk management initiative by means of providing vital information to the public. Facts about the disease and preventive measures are publicly lectured and are available online, including information on how to live and cope with the disease.

8 Rules for healthy kidneys

The organization for World Kidney Day has “8 Golden Rules” that suggests how you can keep your kidneys clean and in check:

  1. Keep fit, be active
  2. Eat a healthy diet
  3. Check and control your blood sugar
  4. Check and control your blood pressure
  5. Take appropriate fluid intake
  6. Don’t smoke
  7. Don’t take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory/pain-killer pills regularly
  8. Get your kidney function checked if you have any ‘high risk’ factors
    • you have diabetes
    • you have hypertension
    • you are obese
    • you have a family history of kidney disease

For proper medical advise, it’s always better to seek professionals for further details about your health and wellness.