Less Salt Boosts Kidney Health

On 13/Apr/2018 / In Articles

Scientists said cutting down on the intake of salt could go a long way in preventing kidney diseases at a young age. Quoting the Indian Chronic Kidney Disease registry report, Dr. Amit Langote, a consultant nephrologist at the Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai, said more younger people have been coming in for dialysis from north India, as compared to other regions.
 
Kidney failure is among the top five major causes of death in India and other developing countries including Nigeria.
 
According to the Consulting Nephrologist at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital, Dr. Arun P Doshi, there hasbeenanincreaseinthenumber of patients in the age group of 25 to 30 seeking dialysis, which was not the case five to six years ago. Hypertension is one of the causes of renal failure and there is a clear co-relation between salt intake and hypertension, he said.
 
“An excess intake of salt may result in hypertension, but conversely, if you can control the blood pressure, you can definitely cut down the chance of renal failure,” Doshi said. “When it comes to our diet, foods like cheese, butter, sugar and salt are the major culprits and moderating their consumption should be prioritised,” he said.
 
Source: New Telegraph News

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