Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

Compared to adults who are merely overweight, people with the most severe obesity are twice as likely to develop impaired kidney function, the analysis found. People who aren’t quite as obese have an 18 to 69 per cent higher risk of developing reduced kidney function

Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals studyWith or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population, states report

Living in India and inhaling lungful of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker according to a recent report by India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative

Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population, states reportThis partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or have never smoked. Allergic cough is more common in the winter months when drop in temperature prevents air pollutants and allergens from dissipating, trapping them close to the ground in toxic concentrations […]

High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks tied to increase risk of kidney disease

New US research has found that a high intake of sugar sweetened beverages such as sweetened fruit drinks and soda may be linked to an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks tied to increase risk of kidney diseasePeople who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,000 African-American men and women in Mississippi found that those who consumed the most soda, sweetened fruit drinks and water had a 61 per cent increased risk of […]

4 protective effects of regularly drinking coffee

While drinking too much coffee could have negative health effects such as insomnia and anxiety, many studies found strong associations between moderate intake and protective effects for various parts of the body

4 protective effects of regularly drinking coffeeFor instance, this year, researchers suggested a few cups of coffee could improve heart function. Here are some of the other protective effects of the beverage, as found in studies over recent years: Improved life expectancy for people with kidney disease Consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic […]

Mother starts Facebook group for kidney patients, after her son’s ordeal

When someone talks about a kidney ailment we generally feel that they are suffering from a serious condition. But, although it might be a delicate situation, it is important to remember that things will get better. Thinking on the same lines a mother has started a Facebook group, through which she helps other parents who face similar situations which were close to her experience, she had when her son was affected with a kidney condition

Mother starts Facebook group for kidney patients, after her son’s ordealHer son was suffering from a kidney ailment at a young age of 17. She saw some tough times when her son was undergoing treatment for his kidney. In 1999, she voluntarily donated her kidney to her son as his own kidney was failing him. When someone talks about a kidney ailment we generally feel […]

Maha: Chemist association to provide free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centres

The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has decided to build 12 new dialysis centres across the state. The aim is to provide free of cost dialysis treatment to poor and needy patients. All India Chemist and Druggist Association has also decided to donate free drugs to these dialysis centres

Maha: Chemist association to provide free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centresThe All India Chemist and Druggist Association, Maharashtra, has decided to donate free dialysis medicines to new dialysis centres in the state.  The medicines will be donated free of cost to these dialysis centres for the entire year, as per their requirement. The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has appealed to the Chemist association to donate […]

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneys

Yoga is an ancient practice and a form of therapy which harmoniously combines the mind-body relaxation techniques

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneysRegular practice of yoga improves the musculoskeletal system that provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. It also positively influences the autonomic nervous system that helps the body rest, relax, and digest food. This is turn improves many lifestyle diseases including kidney disease. The five main ways in which yoga helps a kidney […]

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early death

Despite the study showing an increased risk of death, researchers are still unsure about the biological reason behind why the group of drugs are associated with an early death. Since the research was an observational study, no cause and effect can be determined

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early deathA common type of heartburn medication is linked to a higher risk of early death, according to a new study. The medicine, in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has previously been tied to a greater chance of negative health effects, such as kidney disease and various types of infections. But, the […]

Organ donation: Doctors raise awareness to treat kidney failure

India has the dubious distinction of being called as the diabetes capital of the world. Given the huge number of people affected by this disease, it is also a known factor for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Hence, awareness on organ donation is very important, as diabetes plays a major role in causing kidney failure

Organ donation: Doctors raise awareness to treat kidney failureIndia is home to more than 69 million people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, these numbers are expected to rise to 140 million by the year 2040. And almost half of these cases remain undiagnosed. 30 to 40% patients with diabetes mellitus may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient. To highlight this concern, an […]

World Kidney Day: Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney disease

Kidney diseases are silent killers. There are several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease

World Kidney Day: Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney diseaseKeep active: Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease. Activities like walking, running and cycling should be undertaken Keep fasting sugar < 80 mg: About half of people who have diabetes develop kidney damage. Kidney damage from diabetes can be reduced or prevented if detected […]