Occurrence of Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiac Disorders are on the rise. All these conditions can lead to Kidney Disease
The issue with Kidney disease is that its progression is silent and we do not realise the presence of the same till a late stage. The earlier it is detected the easier it is to slow down the progression of the disease. One can postpone dialysis stage by several years if it is detected early.
Hence it is critical that we keep a track of our vital parameters like Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar etc at regular intervals. All parameters would need examination by a qualified doctor for investigation and subsequent treatment. In other words one should “Know your Numbers”
If not controlled, the kidney disease can progress rapidly and result in irreversible damage. Once the damage reaches an advanced stage, it requires either of two modes of treatment namely Dialysis or Transplant
Like Kidney disease, Hypertension and Diabetes does unrecognized for several years before manifesting. Those with uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes can progress to advanced stage thus at a high risk of end stage kidney disease
Transplant is the better option, as it gives far superior quality and longevity of life. However there is a bottleneck here in availability of transplantable organs
A few like minded Nephrologists discussed this and identified the need to
1.Create Awareness about early detection of kidney disease so that dialysis can prevented
2.Create Awareness about Organ Donation and motivate people to pledge/donate organs to bridge the gap between requirement and availability of organs
This Amar Gandhi Foundation was formed with the above Twin Objectives Activities part can remain unchanged. No modifications required here in my opinion For Trustees and other Office Bearers, it might be a good idea to get short profiles of all.
Dr. Alan Almeida
Dr. Hemal Shah
Dr. Umesh Khanna
Dr. Arun Shah
Dr. Bhavesh Vora