World Kidney Day: Nephrologist Dr. Gupta advices on obesity and kidney disease

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Gurgaon (New Delhi) [India], Mar. 10 (ANI): The head of the Nephrology Department at the Paras Hospital in Gurgaon, Dr P. N. Gupta on Friday spoke of rising incidents of kidney failure and measures needed to counter it. Speaking on the occasion of World Kidney Day at the Paras Hospital here, Dr. Gupta, said that be it blood pressure (BP) or sugar, all affect the kidney and measures need to be taken at the initial stages only. Presently, those suffering from kidney disorders have to travel to cities to undergo treatment and spend a full day to treat themselves and return home. Speaking to patients, who were invited to participate in the function on World Kidney Day, Dr. Gupta said that it was possible for a patient suffering from the ailment to lead a normal life if he undergoes regular dialysis. He gave examples of patients leading normal lives for over ten years while undergoing treatment at the Paras Hospital. It was pointed out at the function that awareness of the kidney ailment was very low in the country. It would help if a patient takes precaution if he suffers from diabetes or hypertension. As of now, most patients consult nephrologists when the ailment is at an advanced stage. The Paras Hospital has also organized a yoga session followed by dietary advice. (ANI)