DR SANJEEV GULATI
Years in the past Benjamin Franklin
mentioned that â€œan ounce of prevention is value a pound of cureâ€. In 2021 this saying
nonetheless holds good, particularly after we are speaking about kidney ailments in Covid
period. Our expertise over the past a number of months has proven that individuals who have
persistent kidney illness are at a lot greater threat of issues and even loss of life
as in comparison with folks with wholesome kidneys.
It’s by no means too late to study
and let go behaviours which might be damaging your physique. Simply because you’ve got two
kidneys doesnâ€™t imply that you would be able to take issues as a right. Power Kidney
Illness (CKD) is a silent killer and signs are few and non particular and are available
very late. We live in instances with an epidemic of kidney ailments. Analysis
has proven that CKD is kind of widespread in our nation affecting 17 out of 100
adults. Invariably each the kidneys are broken by the point the sufferers
develop signs. Therefore most sufferers with CKD current very late to the nephrologists.
As soon as the CKD is superior and has reached Stage 5 then Dialysis or Kidney
transplant is the one possibility. At this stage there is no such thing as a position in any respect of any
various therapies like homeopathy or Ayurveda.
Listed below are 10 golden guidelines which
if all of us comply with may help shield us from kidney harm:
Keep away from Extreme weight acquire
Extreme weight acquire just isn’t a
good signal of wholesome physique and kidney because it immediately places strain in your
kidney filters in addition to additionally inflicting hypertension. In case you have gained extreme
weight in brief period of time you have to seek the advice of a health care provider and get screened for
kidney illness. Â
Keep away from inappropriate or extreme use of medication
Keep away from inappropriate or
extreme use of medication specifically ache
killers and anti acidity medication (proton pump inhibitors like pantoprazole or
omeprazole). Over-the-counter ache killers are sometimes taken for complications,
backaches, tummy aches and different ache with out medical session and that is
not a great observe. The longer you pop ache killers with out prescriptions the
extra it might harm your kidney.
Keep away from use of natural medicines
There are a number of experiences of
kidney harm following consumption of Chinese language in addition to Indian natural
preparations. Till we have now strong scientific knowledge in regards to the security and profit
of those medication it’s advisable to keep away from quacks who prescribe these untested
Hold your BP below good management
Un-controlled blood strain
ends in kidney harm as they’re placing additional strain in your kidney
perform. It doesnâ€™t matter how younger or outdated you’re, you have to get your blood
strain checked on common foundation. In case you’ve got hypertension
(>120/80) please seek the advice of your physician for want of any medicines and monitor
BP periodically to make sure that it’s within the goal vary.
Hold your blood sugar below management
Un-controlled diabetes outcomes
in kidney harm. In case you are diabetic then please monitor your blood sugars
repeatedly and seek the advice of your diabetologist. Diabetes is the most common reason behind
CKD in our nation.
Keep away from Junk meals
Junk meals is excessive in salt and
saturated fat and unhealthy to your kidneys. Even the drinks that you simply take alongside
with contribute to excessive uric acid formation, kidney stones and weight acquire and
put strain in your kidneys. Therefore if you wish to shield your self kind
kidney illness eat a DASH weight loss program wealthy in fruits, inexperienced leafy greens, nuts and
low fats dairy merchandise.
Guarantee good water consumption
Dehydration is dangerous for
your kidneys. We have a tendency drink water in line with climate and never in line with our
physique sort & dimension. The much less water you are taking, the upper are the probabilities of
kidney stone formation. Please be certain that you are taking 10 -12 glasses of water
Have common bodily exercise
Â As sedentary life model could cause excessive blood
strain and Diabetes and lead to kidney harm. The bodily exercise makes
your physique components energetic and ends in slowing of ageing of kidneys.
Have common well being check-up
All of us are likely to get our ship or
automobile or two wheeler to the storage for a service however ignore our physique. Â The one method you possibly can diagnose kidney illness
early is thru easy blood exams and urine exams and ultrasound. Therefore if
have a household historical past of kidney illness or are over 50 years of age or have Diabetes
or Hypertension or are obese you have to get annual well being check-up.
Donâ€™t begin smoking and should you
do smoke give up instantly. Smoking is dangerous for all of your organs together with kidneys
as effectively. It reduces blood provide to your kidneys, will increase blood strain and
is much more dangerous in case you have weak kidneys.Â Â
Therefore if you wish to have a wholesome kidney then you have to
comply with these 10 golden guidelines in letter and spirit.For extra data on kidney
ailments please subscribe to my YouTube channel thekidneyklinic.
(Writer is Director & HOD – Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis
Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital. He will be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org )