World Kidney Day: Beware of food intake, medical association warns

Written by on March 11, 2022

The Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners, Ogun state chapter, has urged Nigerians to be more hygienic and careful of the food they consume.

The Association made the appeal as part of celebration of World Kidney Day on Thursday, with the theme, ‘Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney health”.

The state chairman of the association, Rabiu Kusimo said this in a statement issued on Thursday, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Kusimo cautioned Nigerians that to avert kidney disease, they should be more conscious of their food intakes.

The medical expert noted that the kidney contributes to normal health by removing waste products from the body, balancing body’s fluid, releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure, and producing an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong and healthy bones.

The doctor, however, advised people to be more mindful of what they consume as the kidney was a vital and sensitive organ.

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