Ludhiana: A Kidney Disease and Obesity awareness program was organized by Fortis Hospital under the supervision of Vivan Singh, Director and Dr. Navdeep Khaira, Director Nephrology, Fortis Hospital.
More than¬¬85 people along with the patients participated in programme. Separate rounds of interaction were held and a lot of queries regarding kidney disease were resolved. The whole session was followed by question-answer round on Kidney, Obesity and various scenarios of daily life.
Talking with patients Dr. Khaira said, “This year the theme of the World Kidney Day is kidney disease and obesity. Aims to remind the public how diabetes and high blood pressure are critical risk factors for CKD.”
“Obesity is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease, and also for nephrolithiasis and for kidney cancers”, said Dr. Navdeep. According to Dr. Ashish Jindal, Senior Consultant Urologist, Laparoscopy and Kidney Transplant Surgeon said, “We all know that carrying around extra body fat isn’t good for us. But you may not realise that losing weight can help prevent kidney disease in otherwise healthy people. Trimming down might also slow disease progression in people already diagnosed chronic kidney disease.”
He further said, “Obesity and being overweight are risk factors for chronic kidney disease and are associated with the progression of the disease. It’s important to note that even if your medication does a good job controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels, you are still at an increased risk if you are obese or overweight.”
In people who already have chronic kidney disease, having metabolic syndrome increases the chances that their condition will progress to end-stage renal disease. People with end-stage renal disease must be treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Vinay Singhal, Dr. Yogesh Kalra, Dr. Gaurav Bindal and Dr. Priyanka.
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