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WORLD KIDNEY DAY


KIDNEY FAILURE - 10 MARCH


The kidney is said to be failing when it is unable to perform its basic function of balancing water and salt in the body and excrete waste substances from the blood.





CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF KIDNEY FAILURE.


The causes of kidney failure include uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, excessive intake of pain killers, excessive intake of alcohol, excessive intake of various over-the-counter herbal preparations.


Symptoms of kidney failure include reduced urine output, swelling of the ankle and leg, puffiness of the face, general weakness and anaemia.


Kidney failure treatment depends on the stage of the disease and it includes good control of blood pressure, good control of diabetes, dialysis and kidney transplant.


HOW DO WE PREVENT KIDNEY FAILURE?


1. Control good blood pressure by being compliant on your medication if you are hypertensive.


2. Avoid unprescribed herbal and any other medicines.


3. Stay hydrated.


4. Take Routine Kidney Function Tests.

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