Monday, 27 May 2019

Experts suggests you to check you and your family due to the trend of increasing non communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension in society


IllustrationIllustration - Trends in non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure or hypertension and diabetes are currently increasing. Then the risks of complications that are quite dangerous also increase. According to the PB Chairperson of the Indonesian Nephrology Association (PB Pernefri), Dr. Aida Lydia, PhD, SpPP-KGH, hypertension and diabetes are the main factor for chronic kidney disease which in the 2018 Riskesdas prevalence increased by 3.8 percent with an increase of 1.8 percent of 2013.

"Diabetes and hypertension both interfere with the blood vessels in the kidneys, and then there is damage to filtration and over time interfere with kidney function" he said during the 2019 Press Conference World Kidney Day in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Wednesday, March 13th 2019.

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Dr. Aida added, usually kidney disease has no symptoms during the early stages, so it is usually detected at a later stage, and even known when the kidneys are not functioning or kidney failure. "First, know yourself and your family health histrory, is there kidney disease, or hypertension, or diabetes? If so, you should have your blood and urine checked" advised Dr. Aida.

Chronic kidney disease is known to be difficult and takes a long time to heal. Therefore, Dr. Aida suggested to prevent kidney disease by preventing the main risk factors, namely hypertension and diabetes by applying a healthy diet and sufficient physical activity.


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