There is a misconception about kidney ailments that if a person gets a Kidney disease he/she will develop kidney failure requiring dialysis and transplant. This is very untrue Young children may have birth anomalies related to the urinary tract.
These if detected early and rectified can lead to a normal life. Children can develop excessive protein excretion ( nephrotic syndrome ) and acute nephritis. These if detected early and treated adequately with safe drugs can lead to normalcy.
In our society today there are a lot of conditions related to abnormal life style. This in turn leads to diabetes and hypertension which cause Kidney Damage.
- Obesity severe to morbid.
- Excessive consumption of alcohol.
- Lack of exercise.
It is very important that we do not overindulge in food and keep our weight under check. A persons weight should be as per his/her height.
Regular exercise, walking, jogging, outdoor games etc. can do wonders not only to prevent kidney disease but also to prevent heart, eye and neurological ailments.
Another false impression people have about a rise of blood urea and serum creatinine is that once it goes up slightly it takes a path of no return.
In the initial phases blood urea and serum creatinine can be controlled if we control diabetes, hypertension, infection (if any) and our food habits.
There are a group of immunological diseases eg. SLE (lupus), FSGS, MPGN Wegeners Granulomatosis which if detected and treated early can be controlled to a great extent.
Today we have a lot of good medication in our armamentarium to safely and adequately treat kidney diseases.