Any diseases or disorder that affects the functioning of the kidneys is a kidney disease. Kidney diseases can be characterized as hereditary, congenital or acquired. Chronic kidney disease is known to affect the elderly and is associated with a high risk of kidney failure, cardiovascular disease and death.
About 200,000 persons in India go into terminal kidney failure every year. Millions of others suffer from lesser
Forms of kidney diseases. Keeping in mind the level of kidney problems in India voluntary organization called the National Kidney Foundation (India) has been formed by concerned individuals.
Prevention Of Kidney Disease:
- Keep blood pressyre under control.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Maintain healthy levels of fats (lipids) such as cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Do not smoke or use tobacco products.