Many People Ignore Kidney Health

Kidney is not as popular as the heart or brain in various reviews of health. Kidney disease is also rarely used    as life taken in the drama series. Still many people do not care about the health of the organ which was instrumental in the body's metabolic system.

Kidney health is rarely a concern, even those who suffer from kidney disease is usually detected only when it is at an advanced stage. Medical specialist in internal medicine who studied renal, Parlindungan Siregar, said the symptoms of kidney disease if it is still an early stage is usually not too noticeable. That's what causes people to often only realized when it is severe.

"And if it is realized at an advanced stage of the condition that is 4 or 5, the treatment will cost very high," he said in a media gathering on Wednesday (06/03/2013) in Jakarta to mark World Kidney Day which falls on March 8 next .

Kidney health should not be underestimated, because its function is essential for health. Complications of kidney health was much impaired, ranging from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bone up.

"Kidneys are the filters of the body, its main function is to cleanse toxins and remove waste from the blood," said a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (Faculty of medicine) is.

On the same occasion, Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Nephrology (PERNEFRI) as well as practitioners in the field of kidney health Dharmeizar said kidney disease has two types namely the type of curable and incurable type.

"Kidney disease can be cured of kidney stones for example, if the originators factor is removed it will return to normal renal function. While kidney disease can not be cured as chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are unable to function normally again," said Dharmeizar.

Although not curable but Dharmeizar said that chronic kidney disease can be slowed development process by taking a variety of medications and live a healthy lifestyle.