WORLD KIDNEY DAY 11’ MARCH 2020

  • The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs on either side of your spine,
  • The kidneys’ job is to filter your blood.
  • They remove wastes, control the body’s fluid balance, and keep the right levels of electrolytes.
  • Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney failure

Warning signs of kidney failure

  • Decreased urine output
  • Swelling due to fluid retention
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue

Precautions to avoid for kidney damage

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Make healthy food choices
  • Aim for healthy weight
  • Manage diabetes, hypertension, heart disease
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Get enough sleep