In our societies. the parents are proud of the chubby child for being healthy, as if this obesity is a health and wellness guide and can be encouraged to maintain it.

Parents here are unaware that obesity is the cause of many chronic diseases, including kidney diseases, which are closely linked, studies have shown. The President of the Lebanese Association of Nephrology and Blood Pressure Robert Star.

Childhood obesity has always been considered a health proof, what problems can it lead to?

Contrary to what many parents imagine in our societies, obesity is not a health proof; it is a risk guide. Obesity is now a chronic disease and is on the increase worldwide, but figures show a decline in the proportion in Lebanon.
Obesity leads to important contributions at both the small and large arteries.

When is a child considered fat?

BMI is supposed to be under 30, and according to World Health Organization figures in 2014, the BMI of more than 600 million people has exceeded 30, meaning they are obese.
The rates of obesity doubled in the world between the 1980s and 2014.

In general, why is obesity so prevalent today?

Several factors have played a role in increasing the rate of obesity in our time as a result of changing eating pattern and eating habits of bad and the tendency to eat fast food and high-fat and calories and lack of movement and sit for long hours in front of the television or various electronic means and exercise.
Figures in 2005 showed that 55 percent of Lebanese on the verge of obesity are overweight, and 18 percent are obese, mostly men.

What serious subscriptions can obesity result from?

Of serious health problems that can result from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and chronic kidney disease.

Is it true that chronic kidney disease is directly linked to obesity?

In the past, we considered obesity to affect the kidney indirectly, and chronic kidney disease was indirectly linked to medical obesity, leading to high blood pressure and diabetes, which adversely affected the work of the college.
But recent studies have shown that obesity and kidney disease are closely linked, and that obesity has a direct effect on kidneys. Obesity is not just diabetes and heart disease. Recent studies have shown that obesity and weight gain are a risk factor for chronic kidney disease, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 10 percent of the world’s population today suffer from chronic kidney disease.

In practice, how can we work to reduce the problem of obesity?

Health strategies aimed at reducing weight gain and preventing the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease are being developed today to reduce the risk of more and more kidney disease.
The movement must be encouraged and a healthy lifestyle should be maintained to preserve both kidneys. Obesity remains manageable by lifestyle changes and guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.
In cases where this is required, surgery can be used. But in all cases, will remains a key role in achieving this, although it is often associated with hormonal factors.

How can kidneys be protected?

The kidneys are vital organs and must be taken care of and protected, either by abstaining from smoking, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, or exercising regularly.

Is there a particular type of obesity that is the most dangerous?

The most serious obesity is those that are in the vicinity of the waist, which are indicators of the subsequent infection of diabetes and heart disease that may lead to death. Obesity in the hips is less serious. With obesity in the waistline promoting the appearance of inflammatory factors and other cell disorders.

7 Secrets to maintaining healthy kidneys.

  1. Hydration of the body but … without exaggeration: Many believe that excessive drinking water is a positive factor for the health of the body and kidneys in particular. But in fact, while moisturizing the body at adequate rates is essential for the health of the body and kidney, but the proliferation of it may affect negatively.
  2. Eat healthy foods: It is true that the body is able to adapt to our different dietary habits, but due to the negative impact of high pressure and diabetes in the health of kidneys, it is recommended to follow a healthy diet and focus on healthy foods since these problems are largely related to the unhealthy diet.
  3. Regular exercise: Regular exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, such as healthy eating habits, in order to fight many health problems that can be exposed. This is a condition not to exaggerate and respond to the ability of the body.
  4. Use of dietary supplements and herbal remedies carefully: to exaggerate the intake of dietary supplements and herbal remedies have a negative impact on kidney health. It is necessary to consult your doctor before taking it.
  5. Quitting smoking: Since smoking harms the arteries, which affects blood flow to the kidneys, it is normal that their function will decline. Smoking also increases the risk of kidney cancer and high blood pressure.
  6. Limiting the use of drugs: Some common medications taken over-the-counter without a prescription cause damage to the kidneys when taken for prolonged periods and regularly. Can only be taken up, but if you encounter any problem on an exceptional basis then there is no risk.
  7. If you are exposed, regular checkups are necessary: ​​If you are at risk of diabetes or high blood pressure, it is necessary to regularly check the kidneys to detect any problems at an early stage.

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