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Nyahururu Hospital Commemorates World Kidney Day

Laikipia County residents have been asked to embrace regular kidney checkups for them to access treatment early in the event they are found suffering from a kidney disease.

This came at a time when Nyahururu Level Four Hospital in partnership with the County Government of Laikipia had hosted a free renal medical screening to help raise kidney awareness.

Speaking in Nyahururu town during this year’s Kidney Day commemoration, Alice Wangui Ng’ang’a a Renal Nurse at Nyahururu Level four hospital, said most of the Kidney complications are ascribed to the unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle that has been evolving over time.

“We can prevent kidney disease through regular checkups, maintaining satisfactory body weight, drinking lots of water, doing exercises and regular passing of urine to prevent urine infection that may end up causing kidney complications,” said Ng’ang’a.

She urged people to maintain a healthy diet while ensuring they are physically active to avoid getting kidney complications.

Igwamiti Member County Assembly Ms Irene Wachuka who was also present welcomed disclosed plans are underway to expand the renal unit by bringing more machines to the referral hospital.

Those who attended the free camp had their blood sugars, blood pressure and body mass index tested as diabetes and hypertension are the leading cause of kidney diseases.

As Kenya joined the world to commemorate World Kidney Day, residents expressed joy for the free screening and the lessons they learnt at the event.

World Kidney Day is a day to remember the functions of the kidney and what should be done to ensure the organ remains in a healthy condition.

By Waithera Mumbi

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