Donor evaluation is one of the most important steps towards achieving a successful kidney transplant. Today, living kidney donors are on the increase as more and more people donate kidneys and give the gift of better health to those suffering with kidney disease. While before kidney donation was most often through a deceased donor, nowadays ..
Commemorated on the second Thursday of March each year, World Kidney Day 2019 will be held on the 14th of March this year, under the theme Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere. This day is used to create awareness and bring global attention to the importance of kidney health. All over the world the risk factors ..
Suffering from kidney disease does not mean that you have to forego all life’s pleasures such as travelling. With proper planning and proper guidelines, you can enjoy your foreign adventures and maintain good health. Your dietary requirements will be more specific as you have kidney disease and the below tips may help you make wise ..
World Cancer Day is held on the 4th of February each year to raise public awareness of the global death toll due to cancer. The Day promotes the goals and efforts taken both for prevention and towards finding a cure for cancer. The theme for 2019 is ‘I am and I will’ to raise a ..
Globally World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10th of October every year. It is done so with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world. It is used as an opportunity for all working on mental health issues around the world to mobilize efforts by taking about their work, ..
Being newly diagnosed with any chronic disease is a shock to anyone. However, it does not mean that you cannot get on with life, it just means that you will have to make some adjustments and changes to your normal routines and habits. Over time your new routine will become habit and feel comfortable and ..
Staying hydrated is very important, especially during very hot weather is essential. There is the standard advice of drinking eight glasses of water a day. However, this is not a hard and fast rule and drinking water should be an organic process, done to suit your individual needs. A generally accepted daily standard is about ..
This year, for World Hepatitis Day (WHD) which falls on 28th July, a three-year global awareness-raising and advocacy campaign “Find the Missing Millions”, will be launched. According to the World Hepatitis Organisation ‘out of the 325 million people living with viral hepatitis globally, upward of 290 million (that’s 9 in 10!) are living with hepatitis ..
If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), then life for you is about to change. This does not mean though, that you cannot lead a good life even while dealing with this disease. Consider the tips given below and slowly build a productive life for yourself, one day at a time. Accept ..
This is the day that the world celebrates and says thank you, both globally and nationally, to voluntary unpaid blood donors for giving the gift of life with their donations. Celebrated around the globe annually, on the 14th of June, World Blood Donor Day which is the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, a Nobel prize ..