A state-of-the-art dialysis centre has been set up at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK), New Delhi in collaboration with Fresenius Medical Care India Pvt Ltd. The new dialysis centre will provide 16 dialysis stations offering advanced dialysis therapies to help meet the growing demand for treatment of renal patients.
Common habits which may damage your kidney:
Abusing the salt shaker
Not drinking enough water
Missing out on sleep
Eating too much meat
Diabetic and hypertension patients not checking kidney function routinely
Smoking and kidney disease: Seeing the signs through smoke
Smoking can lead to worsening kidney damage by multiple ways. Possible ways in which smoking leads to worsening of kidney. It –
Increases blood pressure and heart rate
Reduces blood flow in the kidneys
Increases production of angiotensin II (a hormone produced in kidney)
Narrows the blood vessels in the kidneys
Damages arterioles (branches of arteries)
Forms arteriosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the renal arteries)
How junk food and alcohol affect your kidney
Processed and junk food cause a build of glucose in the blood. When the blood is unable to produce enough insulin to neutralise the same, it can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes which in turn may damage kidney.
Alcohol has multiple effects on the kidney. It dehydrates the organ making it difficult for the kidney to remove waste from the blood.
Alcohol also leads to high blood pressure and liver disease causing the kidneys to malfunction.
Six tips to be “water wise” for your kidneys
Eight glasses of water should be consumed in one day but that is not set in stone. The objective is to ensure that adequate amount of water consumption takes place – leaving the body with enough water intake to survive and thrive
In cases of kidney failure, restriction of water is required if fluid overload present.
In some cases, too much water leads to a condition called hyponatremia – wherein the sodium levels in the blood is diluted, causing the person to feel weak and dizzy.
1.5 litres of urine need to be produced every day. The colour of urine can indicate a lot. Dark yellow in case of dehydration, jaundice, light yellow or colourless to indicate that the body is functioning properly.
Drinking enough water also helps produce more urine, which helps to flush out infection-causing bacteria. Additionally kidney stones are prevented when water intake is sufficient.
Beware of pills and procedures. Drinking extra water with certain medications or before and after procedures with contrast dye may help prevent kidney damage.
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