Health Days 2021

World Kidney Day

​Overview: 

The World Kidney Day aims to increase education and awareness about the importance of kidneys for the human body, and shed light on preventive behaviors, risk factors, and ways kidney patients can live with the disease. 

Facts: 
  • The kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that do many essential tasks to keep us healthy.
  • The main job of your kidneys is to remove toxins and excess water from your blood. Kidneys also help to control your blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep your bones healthy.
  • Each roughly the size of your fist, kidneys are located deep in the abdomen, beneath the rib cage.
  • Your kidneys control blood stream levels of many minerals and molecules including sodium and potassium, and help to control blood acidity.
  • Every day your kidneys carefully control the salt and water in your body so that your blood pressure remains the same. 

Main kidney functions: 
  • Make urine. 
  • Remove wastes and extra fluid from your blood.
  • Control your body’s chemical balance. 
  • Help control your blood pressure. 
  • Help keep your bones healthy.
  • Help you make red blood cells.
Objectives:
  • Raise awareness about the importance of the kidneys and the connection between diabetes and hypertension and chronic kidney disease.
  • Encourage diabetics to get their kidneys and blood pressure regularly checked. 
  • ​Encourage preventive behaviors. 
  • Educate medical professionals about the key role they play in detecting and reducing the risk of chronic kidney disease, particularly in high-risk groups.
  • Shed light on kidney transplant being the best solution for kidney failure and organ donation being a life-saving act.

Official date:
  • Globally:  11/3/2021
  • Locally: 27/7/1442AH
Theme:
«Living Well with Kidney Disease»
 




References:​
World Kidney Day - 2021



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