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Kidney Disease: Journalists at greater risk

National Desk
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Kidney Disease
At present, there are about two and a half crore kidney patients in the country. More than two lakh new patients are being added every year. Of these, journalists are at greater risk.

Recently, 19 percent of the journalists were found to have kidney problems.

Experts say that it is possible to prevent kidney disease through maintaining some activities and lifestyles.

Today, March 10, World Kidney Day. The day is being celebrated in Bangladesh like in other countries through various programs. This day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. Various public and private programs have been taken on the occasion of the day.

Concerned people told that most patients do not get regular medical treatment as it is expensive. Officially, dialysis services are provided in a limited range of divisional-level hospitals. Although the service is available in about 150 private hospitals, it is beyond the reach of the general public.

Former director of the National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology, Professor. Md. Feroz Khan told that about 75 crore people in the world are suffering from kidney complications. In our country too, more than two crore people are affected by kidney disease.

As the incidence increases, it is feared that by 2040, more than 5 million kidney failure patients will die prematurely due to a lack of medical treatment.

Yesterday, March 9 in an exchange of views meetings. Md. Feroz Khan said, “Once, at the National Press Club, journalists were tested to see if they had kidney problems. Among the journalists, 19 percent were found to have kidney problems. At that time, more kidney patients were found among the journalists than the general public.

There are more male patients than females. It may be that the rate of women coming to the doctors is less.

Experts say that it is possible to prevent kidney disease through eight activities and lifestyles.

Physical activity, sports, and regular exercise controlling high blood pressure and diabetes, regular blood pressure checkups for latent high blood pressure and control, eating healthy foods with plenty of vegetables and fruits, drinking plenty of water, refraining from smoking, taking medication, and check kidney function regularly.

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