The 7S rule for healthy kidneys

High salt intake alters sodium balance, making kidneys weaker to overwork, increasing blood pressure


Sunil Prakash, Sr Consultant & Director, Nephrology and Renal Transplant Service, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Sunil Prakash
Getting busy with work and indulging in habits takes a toll on our kidneys. Following a 7 S rule will certainly help working professionals to keep their kidneys healthy.

With more than 2 lakh people every year diagnosed with kidney diseases in India and about 3.5 to 4 lakh case prevalent in the country, renal disease is a rising epidemic in India. The rising population transcends the natural factors for contracting such ailments, age being one of them. But now this disease is catching on early in life and is also taking people in the age of 30- 40 in its ambit.  The stress of modern lifestyle and unhealthy habits among the younger generation are making them prone to renal diseases.

First Published: Mar 25 2017 | 10:02 PM IST

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