Kidneys are responsible for filtering of waste products through Urine and keeping bones healthy. Ageing process, result of various diseases including Blood Pressure & Diabetes result in Kidney diseases.
The term ‘Chronic Kidney Disease’ (CKD in short) is misunderstood among people. People interpret the word ‘Chronic’ to be severe, whereas, in medical science parlance it means the disease is long term rather than rapid onset of progression or acute disease. More often than not, this unnecessary anxiety leads the patients thinking that their kidney performance is worse than it actually is.
Some experts say that impaired kidney performance is not a disease at all, but an indicator of an increased risk of developing other health problems, such as, high cholesterol and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our Kidneys. It is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March.
World Kidney Day (WKD) is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).