Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanas

Diabetes also has adverse effect on kidneys. According to a WHO study done in 2015, 8.7% of Indian population are living with diabetes. It means 69.2 million Indian people have diabetes and in more than 36 million people it remained undiagnosed. The increase in life expectancy and the spread of diabetes may increase the number of cases of chronic kidney failure

Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanasChronic kidney failure (CRF) is a medical condition characterised by progressive renal dysfunction, which affects patient’s quality of life. Recent studies have reported that there is strong association of oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and psychological stress with CRF. Several scientific studies have shown that yoga reduces oxidative stress, psychological stress and inflammation. Thus yoga will […]

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrow

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS Hospital on Friday and is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Jaitley, 65, has been suffering from a kidney ailment and skipped parliament since Monday

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrowSources close to minister have said that he was confined to a ‘controlled environment’ at home, was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last evening. Due to his aliment he has not even taken oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also cancelled his scheduled […]

Organ donation: ‘Centre has developed standard curriculum’, JP Nadda

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Union health minister JP Nadda tweeted, “Our government is implementing National Organ Transplant Programme for promotion of organ donation from deceased persons in order to increase the availability of organs for transplant to save lives"

Organ donation: ‘Centre has developed standard curriculum’, JP NaddaThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]

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 […]

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’

‘Include, value, empower.’ This year the slogan for World Kidney Day highlights the importance of women’s kidney health and the need to create awareness amongst women as well as to give them equal access to healthcare all over the country. Let’s focus on some of the special problems faced by women vis-a-vis kidney health

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’5 lakh women suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) worldwide and 600000 women die every year of CKD. Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women. Although, women are somewhat more prone to develop CKD (14% prevalence in woman compared to 12% in men.) Woman with chronic kidney disease will have […]

17.2% urban Indian population suffers from kidney diseases

Spearheaded by Dr Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation (AGF), and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation (MKF), over 150 nephrologists in the city have raised a clarion call, “ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to highlight the high salt intake among Indian population

17.2% urban Indian population suffers from kidney diseasesGlobally, the estimated prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease is 8-16% in adults over the age of 30 years as per World Health Organization.  In India the prevalence is alarming at 17.2% in urban population as per a recent study published in the BMC Nephrology journal (The SEEK study by Dr Ajay Singh)  60% of the […]

Pune: ‘61% of people with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment’

Dr Vivek Kute, senior nephrologists while delivering his talk at Scientific Program seminar arranged by Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune In India said, around 61% with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment, 32 per cent got hemo dialysis, 5% receive peritoneal dialysis and just 2% get kidney transplant. In order to treat those 60% public health care sector should be strengthened

Pune: ‘61% of people with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment’He underlined that majority of the patients suffering from end stage kidney related disorders die in India and so affordable kidney transplants should be made available at public health centres. He also mentioned the need to have global kidney exchange program so that compatible kidneys are made available. “In India, around 61% with end stage […]

Organ donation: Swara Bhaskar and Nagraj Manjule support My Medical Mantra’s campaign

Organ donation is the need of the hour as one donor can save up to 8 lives. Now, actress Swara Bhaskar has appealed everyone to donate organs. While, director Nagraj Manjule supported My Medical Mantra’s organ donation campaign

Organ donation: Swara Bhaskar and Nagraj Manjule support My Medical Mantra’s campaignThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialogues

There are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which, Mumbai’s Apex Kidney Foundation created awareness on organ donation through Mumbai Marathon by flashing boards regarding the same. The kidney transplant patients participated in the marathon

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialoguesDialogues of the superhit movies like Dangal, Bahubali and Dabangg were used for this organ donation campaign. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shibani Gulati, who participated in the Mumbai Marathon said, “Even after kidney transplantation, I do not consider myself as a patient. Since the year 2014, I am running 21Km marathon. My husband has […]

India: ‘Organ donation rate is 0.58 per million population’

2,00,000 recipients are waiting for kidney transplant only 8,000 donors are there. The demand for organs and tissues for transplantation is far more than availability of the organs like liver, heart and cornea as well

India: ‘Organ donation rate is 0.58 per million population’The estimated requirement of major organs and tissue as available with NOTTO is as under: Organ/Tissue      Required     Available Kidney                     200000         8000 Liver                          50000           1500 Heart      […]
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