World Kidney Day

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One of the main causes of renal failure in adults is urinary tract infection in childhood. About 25% of children who are affected by a simple urinary tract infection, will suffer from a kidney disorder in their future life, said Dr Shahnaz Atabak, specialist in kidney diseases, on the eve of World Kidney Day (March 11).  World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of kidneys, ISNA quoted her as saying.  “People with a family history of chronic renal failure should be examined every six months and a checkup once every three years is sufficient for healthy people.”  Chronic kidney disease (CKD) slowly gets worse as time passes. People may not notice any symptoms for some time. The loss of function may be so slow that you do not have symptoms until the kidneys have almost stopped working. “That’s why regular check-ups are necessary,” she added.