Bhupendra Gandhi's Amar Gandhi Foundation (AGF), and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation (MKF), over 150 nephrologists have come up with their clarion call, "ek chammach kam" (one spoon less), to highlight the harn excess salt intake can do to your body.
"In the light of all the eye opening facts about kidney diseases, spreading awareness about a regular checkup of kidney health for early detection of chronic kidney disease, is a must!" So, what must you do to take good care of your kidneys?
Dr Hemal Shah of the AGF, and Dr Umesh Khanna of MKF--both senior nephrologists--suggest a number of ways: High blood pressure is one of the important causes of kidney failure, along with heart disease and stroke, worldwide.
Therefore, maintain your blood pressure at 130/80 mmHg.
If you are over the age of 40 years, and have blood pressure or diabetes, then do get periodic blood and urine tests done to monitor your blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney function and consult your doctor on regular basis.