The "World Kidney Day", celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year, aims to raise awareness with the slogan "Kidney health for all" this year. Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate pointed out that there are approximately 9 million chronic kidney patients in Turkey, and compiled striking information specifically for today.
Every year, the second Thursday of March is celebrated as "World Kidney Day" in order to prevent the rapidly increasing chronic kidney diseases worldwide and to raise awareness about the diseases. The theme of this year's World Kidney Day is "Kidney health for all". Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate compiled some striking information and suggestions in order to raise awareness within the scope of this important day.
Worldwide, 10 in 1 adults has kidney disease. The death toll from kidney disease continues to increase every year. As a matter of fact, it is expected to be the 2040th leading cause of death in the world by 5.
The incidence rate in Turkey is 15.7 percent.
In Turkey, the rate of chronic kidney disease was measured as 15,7 percent, regardless of its stage. This means that there are approximately 9 million chronic kidney patients, that is, one out of every 6-7 adults has kidney disease. Awareness of kidney diseases is only 2 percent.
Drawing attention to polycystic kidney disease, one of the most common and life-threatening genetic diseases, on World Kidney Day, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate pointed out that polycystic kidney disease, which is seen in one in 400 to 1000 births, results in dialysis in one of every 7 cases unless treated. it did. In polycystic kidney disease, the development of multiple cysts in both kidneys and the growth of these cysts over time result in a decrease in kidney function over the years. The resulting cysts grow and eventually turn the kidney into an organ composed entirely of cysts.
Polycystic kidney patients without kidney failure and high blood pressure do not need to follow a special diet. However, patients with high blood pressure must follow a salt-free diet. In addition, polycystic kidney patients should be careful not to gain weight, and those who are overweight should lose weight.
8 golden rules for kidney health
Emphasizing that many types of kidney diseases can be prevented, delayed or controlled by adopting a healthy lifestyle, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate draws attention to the following 8 golden rules for kidney health:
1. Be more active, maintain your weight.
2. Have your blood sugar checked regularly.
3. Have your blood pressure measured. In case of high detection, consult a doctor.
4. Eat healthy and limit salt intake.
5. Increase water consumption.
6. Do not use cigarettes and tobacco products.
7. Avoid indiscriminate use of drugs or herbal products.
8. If you are in the risk group, have your kidneys checked.