How Celebrating World Kidney Day Can Stop the Rise of CKD
Every year on March 14th, we celebrate World Kidney Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about an often overlooked and underappreciated organ that does so much for us.
So, why is this day so significant?
Chronic kidney disease is the sixth-fastest growing cause of death around the world, leading to over 2.4 million deaths per year.
However, there is hope as more strategies to improve your kidney health and prevent chronic kidney are available.
If you are concerned about either yourself or your loved one, you should read the below:
Did you know that the average adult and senior needs to get half a gallon of water in per day? Be aware that you’ll need more water if you are overweight or obese. Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, and avoid eating fried and processed foods as much as you can.
Our tip? It is much easier to develop the habit of drinking more water if you carry a large bottle of water around with you. This way, you don’t have to keep refilling cup after cup and can take it on the go! Also, get rid of any unhealthy or processed snacks lying around your home or loved one’s home. The next time you’re hungry for a snack, you’ll be way less tempted if it’s not in plain sight.
SEEK OUT RESOURCES
Aside from reading up about your kidneys (we love visiting the World Kidney Day website), go for regular kidney screenings! The earlier you can diagnose and treat any sort of kidney issue, the better!
GET EXCITED ABOUT DAYS LIKE THESE
Chances are you wouldn’t have paid too much mind to the news that today is World Kidney Day. However, as a caregiver try your best to stay aware of important awareness days like this. Whether or not you or your loved one are susceptible to developing kidney disease, it can strike when you least expect it, so be sure to have a conversation about protecting your kidneys today!