Health For All The vision of The Kidney Care Society
CKD or Chronic Kidney Diseases are at a rise globally as well as in India. In India the risks of kidney trouble leading to chronic stages is becoming more and more common every day. The main cause for this is a lack of general awareness. This is exactly what the Kidney Care Society has been doing for the past seven years, spreading the light of awareness where previously there was only darkness of ignorance.
Our approach has been two-pronged from the very start. Prevention and Early Detection are the paths that we have chosen to combat this silent killer. We have arranged a number of awareness camps and workshops over the past few years and managed to establish the danger of kidney diseases to common people, medical practitioners, health care sector workers and many more.
We are fortunate that our efforts have not been in vain. We have managed to detect many cases of Kidney diseases at different stages and screened several thousand people. Our mission is to establish a model system meeting all possible standards for renal care and bridge the knowledge gap to prevent the spread of this silent killer.
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At a Glance
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The Kidney Care Society’s Interactive Workshop and Awareness Camp for Kidney Patients at Rabindra Okakura Bhavan
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Research & Publication
The range of academic papers published in renowned web journals bears testimony to our in-depth research in the field of Kidney Diseases.Read More
Did You Know?
- Chronic Kidney Diseases affect 10% of the worldâ€™s total population.
- New patients diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) starting on dialysis or transplantation is over 100,000 per year.
- In India many Kidney fatalities go undetected due to lack of awareness.
- Often the disease itself turns chronic due to lack of awareness.
- Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the world’s population.
- As per national registry roughly 2 lakhs people die of advanced kidney disease every year in India, but the original figure maybe even bigger.
- Our research reveals that almost 1 out of 11 Indian suffers from chronic kidney disease.At present dialysis requiring patient in India is cumulatively 2.2 lakhs per year. In the coming year the burden of dialysis requirement will reach crores.
- The Nephrologist to patient ratio in India at present is 1:72000.
- No symptoms surface till almost 70 percent of the kidney functions are compromised. By then it is too late to take any course, other than transplant and dialysis.
Symptoms of kidney diseases can be many. They are as follows:
- Nausea & Poor appetite
- Swollen feet and ankle
- Puffiness around eyes, especially in the morning
- Frothing in urine
- Uncontrolled blood pressure
- Frequent urge to pass urine, especially during the night
- Disturbed sleep
Some medicine can be deadly for kidneys. Avoid this to stay safe.
- Ketorolac Tromethamine
- Aspirin ( High Dose)
- Celecoxib/ Rofecoxib
- Environmental toxins can enter our body orally, transdermal or through inhalation. All the toxic material generated in our body, or introduced in our body from the environment is handled by the kidney, and thus they are highly vulnerable to the effects of environmental toxins. Environmental toxic mediated Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is another emerging threat to the society.
- Glycophosphate use in fertilizer can cause CKD. Recent research has also shown that pesticides containing beta-endosuplhan, aldrin, and alpha-HCH can cause kidney injury in healthy adults if these pesticide applied crops and vegetable are consumed.
- Organochlorine pesticides such as DDT and endosulfan are banned in many countries but in India they are still being used.
- Heavy metals such as cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr) and platinum (Pt) are a major environmental and occupational hazard. Exposure to heavy metals is potentially harmful because of its ability to reabsorb and accumulate divalent metals; the kidney is the first target organ of heavy metal toxicity. Heavy metal toxication may cause nephropathies, with various levels of severity, from tubular dysfunctions like acquired Fanconi syndrome to severe renal failure and occasionally may lead to even death.
- We breathe air to sustain our lives but latest studies shows air contaminated with fine particulate consisting of strong particles obtained from combustion of coal, petrol and diesel matters have adverse effects on kidneys.
- Melamine is an organic nitrogenous compound used in the production of plastics, dyes, fertilizers, and fabrics. A variety of toxic effects from melamine, including nephrolithiasis, chronic kidney inflammation and bladder carcinoma etc have been reported. Melamine dinnerware are often used in our daily life but it is better to avoid and melamine dishes and bowl should never be used in the microwave.
- Formalin is a cadaverous chemical. In recent days, use of formalin has alarmingly increased specifically in fishes, fruits and many other food items, exposing the large majority of the population to severe health risks like renal failure, liver diseases, if they are consumed regularly.
- Bisphenol A or BPA is the highest volume chemical produced in the whole world and is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are used to make common household products as well as other consumer products. We often use plastic bottles for storing and drinking water, storing food products and with many more uncountable consumer products which may actually be hazardous to our health. We must know how to avoid BPA products for the sake of our own health.
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Dr. Pratim Sengupta President-The Kidney Care Society
MD (Medicine) | DM (Nephrology) | Managing Director – Nephrocare | Advisor For Govt of India National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation | Director of Nephrology & Renal Transplant Programmeat ILS Group of Hos
A Team of Doctors, Technicians, Dietitian, Research Associates, Healthcare Management Professionals
MRS. NANDINI SEN BHATTACHARJEE
Treasurer, M.sc Microbiology, PGDM in Hospital Management
DR. SUTAPA SEN
MBBS, MD (G&O)
B-Tech in Computer
Science & Engineering
B-Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
Senior Research Associate
BSC Microbiology, Msc. Microbiology,
PGD-Clinical Trial Management
Assistant Secretary PhD Environmental Engineering, Faculty Jadavpur University