Islamabad: The Shifa International Hospital organized a free health camp to create awareness among general public for maintaining kidney health on the occasion of World Kidney Day & World Dietitian Day in Islamabad. The attendees of the health camp underwent free of cost pathology tests; Blood Sugar, Serum Creatinine, Urine R/E, BMI and BP monitoring.
They also had an opportunity to talk with Consultant Nephrologists and Nutritionists who helped them identify risks of chronic kidney disease and recommended guidelines for prevention and reducing the risk levels.
The panel of doctors constituted Nephrologists; Dr. Danyal Hassan, Dr. Syed Nayer Mahmud, Dr. Syed Farhat Abbass, Dr. Momena Manzoor, Dr. Kiran Khurshid, and a Dietitian; Dr. Rezzan Khan, who offered free consultation and answered common questions of the audience related to kidney health. The experts mentioned that diabetes and high blood pressure are among leading causes of kidney disease.
The kidney diseases can often be managed through lifestyle changes and education that includes using kidney friendly diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, etc. They further emphasized that kidneys are vital organs essential to life as they play an important role in maintaining healthy body function.