Wednesday, 12 March 2014

World Kidney Day 2014

  World Kidney Day

Celebrated on the second Thursday in March, the mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.
This year’s theme is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging – Kidneys age, just like you, take care of them.

They are also propogatting everyone to start the day with a glass of water.

We hope to raise awareness about the same so here are a few interesting facts about kidney.They're not just your body's cleanup crew.Without them we’d be swimming in our own waste.

We’re born with a pair, yet we can manage with just one. That’s why you can donate a kidney and remain alive and well.

1. The kidneys have a higher blood flow than even the brain, liver or heart. 

2. The kidneys reabsorb and redistribute 99% of the blood volume and only 0.1% of the blood filtered becomes urine.

3.Healthy kidneys work 24hrs a day/7 days a week to clean the blood.

4.Kidneys will continue performing until they have lost 75-80% of their function.

5.Kidneys represent only 0.5% of total body’s weight.

6.The kidneys of a newborn baby are about 3X larger in proportion to body weight as in the adult. 

7. Kidney stones are an accumulation of mineral salts and mostly combined with calcium which can lodge anywhere along the course of the urinary tract. 

8. Refined carbohydrates and sugar will stimulate the pancreas to release insulin. This causes extra calcium to be excreted in the urine. . . alas, kidney stones. 

9. Kidney Beans(Rajma), true to their name are kidney shaped. They provide nutrients that are helpful to the human kidneys. 

10.Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 liters (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 liters (2.5 pints) a day of urine.


Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover


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