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Weight-related kidney diseases on the rise since the Covid outbreak

Hyderabad: Doctors noticed an increase in kidney diseases associated with weight gain since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

Obesity is a powerful factor in the development of major risks for chronic kidney disease such as diabetes and hypertension, and it also has a direct impact on the development of end-stage kidney disease.

On World Kidney Day, doctors said that the whole world including India is worried about the deadly pandemic like Kovid-19, but many people ignored the silent but deadly killer of kidney related diseases like.

Some of the high risk factors that result in kidney diseases are diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, which are sometimes life-threatening in nature.

“Kidney problems usually do not cause symptoms until they have entered a more advanced stage. However, a basic metabolic panel and complete urine test are standard tests used to check blood for creatinine or urea. These can be done as part of a routine medical exam. These are chemicals that leak into the blood when the kidneys don’t work properly, and the tests can detect kidney problems early, when they’re easier to treat And if they have diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure, they should be tested at regular intervals,” said Dr Nayan Katari, nephrologist and transplant physician, KIMS Hospital, Kondapur.

“It is estimated that there are over 50 million individuals living with diabetes in India, and these individuals are at high risk of experiencing chronic kidney diseases. These chronic diseases do not discriminate and tend to be prevalent, mainly due to poor lifestyles. Because of the choices that people make these days. Hence, it is important to realize the importance of leading an active and active life to prevent the chances of diabetes, which can lead to kidney-related complications,” said Dr. G Sridhar, Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals, head of the department of nephrology, said.

Dr. Vijay Varma, Consultant Nephrologist, SLG Hospitals said that Kidneys are one of the most amazing organs in the human body, which ensure the well being of the individual. “These bean-shaped organs filter 120 ml of blood per minute (170 liters per day) to keep a person healthy and fit. Additionally, the kidneys help remove waste from the body, and maintain the balance of chemicals and minerals in the body.

And it is the process in the kidney that keeps bones and teeth strong. While dialysis is the most common available treatment to support a failing kidney, in an advanced stage of the disease, often thought of as kidney failure, the only option is to undergo kidney transplant surgery.

According to Dr. Suryashree Pandey, Consultant – Nephrology, Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur, lifestyle diseases with metabolic syndrome, hypertension, covid induced kidney injury, meditation and special attention to avoid increased pressure on renal filters in people Care is in demand. , glomeruli.

“Glomeruli are small blood vessels in the kidneys where blood is cleaned, and over time, the increased pressure damages these vessels and leads to decreased kidney function.”

Dr. D. Arun Kumar MD DNB, Consultant Nephrologist, Century Hospital observed that kidney diseases do not manifest immediately, and hence the only and best way to know kidney health is through testing.

“Anyone with symptoms such as fatigue, high blood pressure, swelling of the legs should be mindful of the condition of their kidneys; and ideally with regular health checks for blood sugar, creatinine and eGFR to assess the filtration rate of the kidneys. have to pass,” he said.

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