Kidney disease is a condition where the kidneys do not function normally. It is brought about by either an infection, physiological problems like autoimmune disorders or physical damage to the kidney. The kidneys play an important role in filtering out toxins, maintaining blood pressure and the acid- base levels in the body. They also regulate urinary system and help remove toxins from the body. Kidney disease was thought to be prevalent among older people but now it is also common in young adults. In case of kidney disease, depending on the severity, a doctor may advice medication, diet restrictions, dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dr Deepa Jayaram tells us how to avoid kidney disease and live a healthy lifestyle.
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Published: September 26, 2014 11:36 am | Updated:January 8, 2015 8:27 pm