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MOTTEP | Take_Care
Friday, August 18, 2017 • 03:01 pm
Love Yourself and Take Care of Yourself...

Kidney function is essential to life. These bean shaped organs carry out several essential functions. Among these functions are:

  • Waste Excretion
  • Water Level Balance
  • Produce Urine
  • Filter Blood
  • Blood Pressure Regulation         
  • Absorb Minerals
  • Acid Regulation                 
  • Produce Hormones

The kidneys’ roles are vital and failure can lead to death; however, a person only needs one to live a normal life.

Are you are risk for kidney (renal) failure?

  • Do you have diabetes?
  • Do you have a family history of kidney disease?
  • Do you have high blood pressure?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you smoke?                                    
  • Are you over 50 years of age?
  • Are you of African, Hispanic, Aboriginal or Asian decent?

 

If your answer to any of these questions was “yes”, then you should discuss your risk with a physician. The early disease process doesn’t present with symptoms. Moreover, over 90% of renal function can be lost before experiencing any symptoms.  But the early treatment of renal disease can prevent kidney failure.

 

Symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Swollen Ankles
  • Difficult to concentrate
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Blood in the urine
  • Foamy urine

 

Detection:

                  Visit your physician immediately if you have the above symptoms

                  Incorporate a routine assessment for renal disease in your routine check-ups

                                    Take a love one to the doctor day…

 

Prevention:

 

 

Secondary Prevention steps:

Reduce high blood pressure Reduce Proteinuria
Reduce Salt Intake Control of Glucose and lipids
Stop Smoking Increase Physical Activity
Control Your Weight