Nearly two crore people suffer from kidney ailments, say experts

Heath experts at a seminar here today said nearly two crore people have been suffering from kidney related ailments across the country.


The experts suggested a set of preventive measures, including keeping under control high blood pressure, diabetes and body weight, for avoiding fatal consequences of the disease, BSS reports.


The seminar was organized by Kidney Foundation at its auditorium at Mirpur in the capital Dhaka.


Vice-chancellor to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof Kamrul Hassan was the chief guest at the programme while International Chamber and Commerce of Bangladesh (ICCB) President Mahbubur Rahman, Kidney Foundation General Secretary Professor M Muhibur Rahman and Vice President Prof M A Wahab were the special guests.


Kidney Foundation Founder President Professor Dr Harun-ur Rashid held lifestyle and lack of awareness responsible for kidney diseases and said the number of kidney patients has increased alarmingly in the country.


“In most of cases kidney diseases are not diagnosed at an early stage in our country though prevention and early detection can reduce morbidity and mortality,” he said.


The experts said the people can prevent kidney disease easily adopting some preventive measures, including having adequate water daily, controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and overweight.