HYDERABAD: The progressive loss of functionality of kidneys due to diabetes and hypertension is fast becoming a major cause for the increase in Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) in Hyderabad and elsewhere in the State. It is mandatory for any person with over five years of diabetic history to get their kidneys checked.
Speaking at a talk titled ‘Are your Kidneys Ok?' on the occasion of World Kidney Day on Thursday, nephrologist from Aware-Global Hospital Dr. G. Sreedhar said that patients should not allow diabetes to impact their kidneys. The talk was organised by The Hindu in association with Aware-Global Hospital, L. B. Nagar.
“There are diabetics who do not show symptoms till they come to us with kidney failure or even blindness. Any person above the age of 40 years should go for a health check-up. Hypertension and sugar are major twin ailments that impact kidneys in a big way and hence there is a need to manage both,” said Dr. Sreedhar. The Aware-Global Hospital doctors also pointed out that frequent abuse of over the counter drugs also do have a very negative impact on kidneys. “Please don't unnecessarily consume pain killing tablets without any prescription. We have seen several patients getting addicted to them and eventually spoiling their kidneys,” Dr. Ravindra said. Speaking on the occasion, P. Ranga Reddy, Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Hyderabad, said that sedentary lifestyle has also become a major reason for kidney ailments.
“With treatment for kidney ailments getting very costly, prevention instead of treatment is the best way to avoid kidney ailments,” he said.