Jamshedpur, March 15: As sedentary lifestyle and a shift in eating habits are making an increasing number of youths susceptible to serious kidney problems, Dr. Vishwambhar Nath, Consultant Urologist at Continental Hospital, Hyderabad said that routine check-ups could help reduce the risk of kidney diseases through early diagnosis.
Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Conference of the Clinical Society, Tata Main Hospital, Dr Nath said that for only Rs 90, one could have their blood and urine tested to determine the levels of creatinine and protein to see how well their kidneys are functioning.
People with diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases are more susceptible to kidney ailments, “However, that doesn’t mean that the people without any known health issue are immune to kidney diseases. The onset of kidney diseases could be at any age and from various reasons.
It’s just that the risk increases as we grow older,” he added. Diagnosis of any disease in early stages is crucial to the treatment process and to control the rate at which the disease is causing damage. Besides regular check-ups, Dr Nath said, exercising regularly and eating healthy diet are the best ways to avoid kidney related problems.
Dr. Nath emphasised the need to make the public aware about kidney related diseases and the ways to keep them healthy through regular exercise and healthy diet as suggested by doctors.
Almost 10% of India’s population suffers from chronic kidney problems and the figure is only expected to go up with a surge in the number of people suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Nath who is an Ex-Loyolean belongs to Jamshedpur and passed out in 1971. He was earlier associated with CMC Vellore and also trained at Cambridge. During his visit to Jamshedpur, Dr Nath operated a nine year kid at TMH and said that the hospital has one of the best facilities of the country. “I am very impressed by the level of doctors TMH has and turning his focus on Dr. Harpreet Singh, Urologist at TMH, Dr Nath said that Dr Singh has been trained at one of the best hospitals of the country and Singh is really a great find for the hospital with the team he has the hospital can reach greater heights.
The 51 st Annual conference kicked off on Saturday at TMH Auditorium with renowned doctors from all over the country present. On Sunday the main speaker or Guest Lecture will be given by Dr. Arvind M Das from Max Hospital Delhi.
The main motive of organizing the event is to help local surgeons as they can learn a lot as experts share their knowledge, said Dr. Sharad Kumar, Treasurer, Clinical Society at TMH.