Warning – Being overweight can lead to kidney failure

This is affecting both males and females equally, Nag said.

According to the doctors, if not detected and provided timely treatment, it could lead to complete failure of the kidneys.

\”This happens over a period of time so it is imperative to get checked. Especially when the number of obese youngsters are rapidly rising,\” said Ramesh Jain, Senior Consultant and Head at Centre for Kidney Transplant and Renal Sciences at Delhi-based Saroj Super Speciality Hospital.

How can you detect a detect a kidney failure?
A simple urine test would help detect the presence of protein, which is a red flag depicting the signs of wear and tear in the kidneys and needs to be taken care of immediately, Jain said.

Doctors said kidney-related problems are spread over a wide spectrum, from presence of protein or creatine in the urine to the need for a dialysis and increased problems that can lead to complete kidney failure.

Creatine supplements: a boon or a bane?
Creatine (a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates) supplements are known to produce toxicity to kidneys if consumed for more than the prescribed dose.

\”Although it has positive effects like building endurance in the body, if taken in excess or for prolonged period then it will have ill effects,\” said Vishwanath Billa another Nephrologist at Zen hospital.

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