WORLD KIDNEY DAY CELEBRATION BY DIABETES & ENDOCARE CLINIC
Berhampur:10/03/2017 Second Thursday of every march is celebrated globally as World Kidney Day. The theme of this year is “Kidney disease and Obesity”. To commemorate the occasion Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur conducted an awareness cum testing session for kidney ailments at his clinic premises near Kamapalli.
The risk factors for developing chronic kidney disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of kidney diseases, Obesity, Smoking, Tobacco intake, Age more than 50 years, over the counter and excessive use of pain killers and repeated states of dehydration including diarrhea, vomiting, loose motion, excessive sweating. In presence of any of the mentioned ailments, one should be vigilant for kidney diseases, as they do not present with any symptoms till late stage. Therefore periodic consultation with treating physician, proper blood sugar and BP control, salt and oil restriction, regular walk, reduction of weight and avoidance of smoking cum pain killers, excessive intake of vegetables with reliance on non vegetarian foods is the need of the hour.
The event witnessed around 50 patients of Diabetes and hypertension being subjected to kidney function testing. The audience received an educational material on Diabetes, Hypertension and Kidney ailments. The session was conducted by Mr Pradeep Subudhi, Mr Srikumar Raju, Mr Sairam Patro, Mrs Subhra Devi, Mr Kishore Patro, Mr Alok Mohanty and Mr Soumya Mohanty.