Obesity And Sugar Can Lead to Kidney Failure

The kidney is an essential part of our body. It removes dirt from the body and also makes red blood cells. But people who are victims of diabetes and obesity. They are most at risk of getting kidney disease.

 

As per the doctors, the kidney helps get rid of the toxins produced during the metabolic activities of various cells, tissues, and organs. If the kidneys stop working properly, fluid accumulates in the body, resulting in weight gain. Therefore, it is necessary to keep the sugar levels under control.

 

People who are obese are more prone to kidney disease. Obesity increases CKD risk (chronic kidney disease) factors such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. This is because the kidneys have to filter above normal levels, known as hyperfiltration, to meet the metabolic demands of the increased BMI in obese individuals.

 

Kidney issues are seven times more likely to occur in overweight people. Obesity can directly cause kidney damage by increasing the workload of CKD and other mechanisms. Many people are at risk of acute kidney injury.

 

As per statistics, diabetic patients account for 45 percent of kidney diseases. People who have diabetes should get their kidney tests done regularly. Take professional help if you see any symptoms. Do not ignore early signs before they get serious. In many cases, patients come to the hospital at a later stage. And the patient has to be put on dialysis.

 

Symptoms of kidney failure

  • Frequent Urination
  • Swelling near the ankles, feet
  • Change in the colour of the urine
  • Pain while passing urine
  • Loss of appetite and pain in the lower abdomen

Prevention of kidney disease

  • Keep the weight under control
  • Use less salt and oil in food
  • Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water daily
  • Get a kidney function test (KFT) done at least once a year

Consult your family physician and diabetic specialist for any health issues at Felix Hospital.

To book an appointment, visit www.felixhospital.com, or you can call 7835999444.