World Kidney Day
03.13
2014
World
Kidney
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Kidney Facts

Kidneys

Silent partners for good health



Kidney-facts.com, created by Danone Research, guides you through the discovery of your kidneys: what functions do they ensure ? why are they vital ? why is it important to keep them healthy ? what happens when kidneys are at risk ? how to protect them against kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTI) or chronic kidney disease (CKD) ?

Official partner of World Kidney Day, Danone Research, the Danone R&D community, is keen to raise public awareness on kidney health. This action is fully aligned with the company’s mission, which is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
Highlights
  • (Image miniature) Zoom-in on Diabetes and CKD
    Zoom-in on Diabetes and CKD
    Diabetes affects about 370 million people worldwide. It can lead to severe health consequences affecting the heart, blood vessels, eyes, nerves and kidneys. Actually, diabetes is the main cause of CKD, causing 40% of kidney failure cases (last stage of CKD). ...
  • (Image miniature) Quiz
    Quiz
    How much do you know about your amazing kidneys? Take this quiz to find out! You will be presented 10 questions. For each of the 10 questions, three answers are possible. Only one answer is correct....
  • (Image miniature) Treatment
    Treatment
    As kidney function deteriorates, wastes and excess fluids tend to accumulate within the body. Medications are used when CKD is detected at early stages. They help slowing down the loss of kidney function, and alleviating symptoms such...
  • (Image miniature) Risk factors
    Risk factors
    Main risk factors of CKD: Diabetes Hypertension Age (elderlies being more at risk of CKD) Ethnicity Family history History of repeated UTI/kidney...
  • (Image miniature) What do kidneys do?
    What do kidneys do?
    The kidneys are vital organs: although we can live with just one kidney, life is not possible with no kidney. Their major roles are: Maintaining blood...
  • (Image miniature) Chronic Kidney Disease
    Chronic Kidney Disease
    Prevalence of Chronic kidney Disease worldwide Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide, long term condition in which kidney function is impaired. As diabetes and hypertension (main leading causes of CKD) affect more and more people worldwide, the number of new CKD cases increases...
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