The staff of Futureminds Development Initiative (FMDI) partnering with University of Ibadan Student Union Government (SUG) sensitizes the fresher’s on the need to ensure healthy life style in other to safe guard their kidney.
According to Mr. Omotayo Olojede who is a public health professional, said obesity remains the number one preventable risk factor for chronic kidney disease because obesity largely mediates diabetes and hypertension.
“Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic. It is also one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease, and also for nephrolithiasis and for kidney cancer. He further educates the students on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that can make preventive behaviors an affordable option.” He added
In addition, he emphasizes that Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. It increases the risk of developing major risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), like diabetes and hypertension, and it has a direct impact on the development of CKD and end stage renal disease (ESRD): in individuals affected by obesity, the kidneys have to work harder, filtering more blood than normal (hyper-filtration) to meet the metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The increase in function can damage the kidney and raise the risk of developing CKD in the long-term.
He advised the students to help their kidney adopt a healthy life style by cutting down on cigarette smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, exercising regularly and regular check-up so as to enjoy a life free of diseases on campus.