Chronic kidney failure is in sixth place among the fastest growing causes of death.
More than 850 million people are suffering from various types of kidney disease. Chronic renal insufficiency (IRC) is the cause of at least 2.4 million deaths per year. Over 13 million people worldwide are affected by acute renal failure (IRA).
This year the purpose of the World Kidney Day is to bring to the attention of the population the eight basic rules to maintain the health of the kidneys:
- Be always active and fit,
- Constant check of your blood sugar levels,
- Check your blood pressure,
- Follow a healthy and balanced diet,
- Maintain a correct and regular intake of liquids,
- Do not smoke,
- Do not take medications except on physician’s advice,
- Always keep under control the kidney function if you have one or more risk factors.