March is National kidney month in the United States and March 14 is World Kidney Day. The aim to holding such events is to raise awareness of kidney disease and importance of prevention and early detection, risk factors and the need for strategies for kidney diseases prevention and management.
The main job of your kidneys is to filters blood every 30 minutes and removes toxins and excess water. They also help to control your blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep your bones healthy. They also control blood stream levels of many minerals and molecules including sodium and potassium, and help to control blood acidity. Every day your kidneys carefully control blood pressure, stimulate production of red blood cells and regulate blood chemical that are essential to life.
Kidney disease usually progresses silently, often destroying most of the kidney function before causing any symptoms. The early detection of failing kidney function is crucial because it allows suitable treatment before irreversible kidney damage or deterioration manifests itself through other complications.
Simple laboratory tests are done on small samples of blood (to measure creatinine content and estimate GFR) and on urine (to measure creatinine and albumin excretion).
As per experts, these symptoms are very common & you may experience them even if you have any other disease. So, you should discuss with your doctor, you may need testing for kidney disease! Early chronic kidney disease has no sign or symptoms. You can help delay or prevent kidney failure by treating kidney disease early.
Treatment and control of high-risk health conditions, particularly diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, are most important in the prevention of kidney disease. Early detection of kidney disease can prevent or delay CKD.
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