The International Federation of Kidney Foundation has said that by 2025, obesity will affect 18 per cent men worldwide and the same figure for women is at over 21 per cent women. It had also warned that the urban population is more prone to obesity-related kidney ailments than the rural population – mostly because of the sedentary lifestyle.
Kidney disease, if detected early, can be treated without incurring much costs and without leaving any long-term effects. While at early stages, the disease shows no symptoms, but regular blood and urine tests can help in detecting the disease. Apart from this, ultrasound of kidneys can also help in ascertaining the size & position of the kidneys and detect any abnormality.
As a precaution, a controlled blood pressure and sugar can help prevent kidney related diseases especially the chronic ones. Even if a kidney patient is on dialysis or has undergone a transplant, it's not difficult to lead a healthy life provided that adequate measures are taken.
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