World Kidney Day is observed every year on the 2nd Thursday of March. It is the global recognition drive to raise awareness of the significance of kidneys to our health and to diminish the impact of kidney disease and its associated health difficulties worldwide.
1 out of 10 people is afflicted by kidney disease globally.
World Kidney Day is being marked on Thursday, March 11, 2021, this year with the theme “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. This has been done in classification to both raise education and knowledge about adequate symptom management and patient empowerment, with the ultimate goal of inspiring life support.
Kidney disease burden:
840 million people worldwide are now determined to have kidney diseases due to various causes.
Chronic Kidney Disease is the 6th fastest-growing problem of death.
Around 1.6 million people are expected to die annually because of acute kidney injury (AKI) globally.
Challenges to kidney health:
Notwithstanding the increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide, kidney health variation and inequity are still extensive. Transplantation has huge setup charges with regards to infrastructure and demands highly specific teams, availability of organ donors and that cannot be done without dialysis backup. Natural and clean base requirements and cultural leaning against organ donation often present obstacles in many countries, making dialysis the default option.
What is Chronic Kidney Disease?
Chronic kidney disease is a growing failure in kidney function over a period of months or years. When kidney function drops below a specific point it is called kidney failure. And untreated kidney failure can be life-threatening which needs dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain life. Chronic kidney disease may be induced by diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders. Quick disclosure and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. CKD and AKI often emerge from social situations such as poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, occupational accidents.
You must know:
~ Kidney diseases are silent killers. Quick chronic kidney disease has no signs or indications.
~ Chronic kidney disease normally does not go away.
~ Blood and urine tests are done to check for kidney disease.
~ Kidney disease can be treated. The quicker diagnosis of CKD gives better possibilities of getting effective treatment.
~ High blood pressure and diabetes are the key factors for Chronic Kidney Disease.
~ Kidney disease can proceed to kidney failure.
Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme:
National Dialysis Programme under National Health Mission is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It was rolled out in 2016 with the involvement of a public-private partnership at District Hospitals. The purpose of this program is to implement important life-saving methods close to the community. And also for overcoming impoverishment on account of out-of-pocket expenses for patients.