GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

World Kidney Day marks launch of awareness and screening initiative 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 March 2019:    Aster Hospitals has launched an awareness and screening initiative to promote prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through education, awareness and early diagnosis.

50 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Through the campaign, Aster Kidney Care will encourage early screening and management at Aster Hospitals.  Members of the public can avail of complimentary screening and detailed analysis through a simple urine test and blood creatinine test at Aster Hospitals' Mankhool or Qusais facilities between March 14, 2019 and April 28, 2019. Prior to screening, registration is required at AsterKidneyCare.ae where participants can also review their test results. This site also provides educational material.

Dr. Manu G Krishnan, Specialist, Nephrology, Aster Hospital Al Qusais said, “Kidney disease usually goes undetected, affecting the body for many years before being diagnosed. Without early treatment, kidney disease can progress to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) which is permanent kidney failure and can only be treated with dialysis or a transplant. Awareness and early screening can prevent or halt the progression of kidney disease. Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure or a body mass index of 30 is strongly encouraged to get themselves tested. Given the region's high diabetes and hypertension profile, it is important to also manage cardiovascular conditions to avoid complications to reduce one's risk profile and overall disease burden on the healthcare system. Prevention is especially important as in extreme cases, CKD can irreparably impair cognitive function and that even dialysis can't save the patient.”

Aster Hospitals will also be hosting screening sessions at leading companies in Dubai and Sharjah, by facilitating tests on site through a mobile facility. The corporate-site screening will comprise of a risk survey reviewing one's health history, blood pressure check, serum creatinine and random blood sugar, along with a general physician consultation. If indicated, the counselor will refer the participant at risk to a nephrologist for further treatment.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6112 times
Posted on : Thursday, March 14, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : First in Asia, Aster CMI Doctors rescue teen suffering from rarest of the rare genetic disease
Next Story : Colon Cancer Screening Important in Catching the Disease in the Early Stages
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Eid Gift Guide Options
An essential guide to buying fragrance
Boss Bottled Oud Aromatic and Saffron: the New Enticing Fragrances
SPF Must Haves – for everyday sun exposure!
Flormar's Three Beauty Essentials for Ramadan Nights
Gift your loved ones a fragrance to remember this Eid by Rasasi Perfumes
Michael Kors Co-hosts the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Filmmakers Dinner
Rado True Thinline My Bird Limited Edition'
Dubai Customs discusses more cooperation with vegetable and fruit sector
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces – Spring/Summer 2019 Collection'
Tissot Chrono XL NBA Collector'
Carl F. Bucherer celebrates premiere of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum...
Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Night and Day Limited Edition
V-Circle / Logomania Edition & Greca Edition
Eberhard & Co. pays extravagant tribute to Alfa Romeo with Quadrifoglio Verde ch...
MOUAWAD: Wedding Sets 2019
The Ultimate Eid Gift Guide
Splash latest product images
Police Is the Official Eyewear in the Sony Pictures Film “Men in Blacktm: Intern...
Karl Lagerfeld and Puma Introduce Two Special-Edition Sneakers
Longchamp & Kendall Jenner Celebrate the Launch of the Longchamp Lgp Collection ...
Travel Essentials Guide
Shop the new Elna Line Collection at The Edit
Range Rover Reaches New Heights With Astronaut Edition Built to Celebrate Partn...
Parmigiano Reggiano Exports to Gcc Region Soars to 105.2 Tons
LIU JO Eyewear Presents the New Girl's Collection
Discover the soul and spirit of Ramadan at The Dubai Mall through inspiring work...
The Luxury Closet supports Dubai Cares' global education programs
Listings: Manarat AL Saadiyat
Salvatore Ferragamo Features Leather Sunglasses In the Spring/summer 2019 Adver...
Regions' happiest workplaces revealed
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer this Ramadan? Join Dubai Cares' 4-day vo...
Better Life Unveils Limited Edition Hand Painted Smeg Dolce X Gabbana Refrigerator
Visit Dubai Festival City this Ramadan and Grab Exclusive Offers
Samsung Becomes First TV Manufacturer to Launch The Apple TV App and AirPlay 2
Grand Opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic for Eye Surgeries & Treatments i...
MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emirat...
This Ramadan choose complete peace of mind with Al-Futtaim Toyota Pre-owned deals
12th Edition of ‘Eiman Oasis' to be Held at Al Qasba Mosque During Ramadan
Embrace the Spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan at Yas Mall, The Mall at World T...
The iconic Maserati GranTurismo joins Dubai Police luxury patrol fleet
Empower signs Gold Sponsorship Agreement with ASHRAE RAL for two years
Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Chic Linen Summer Collection
Over 114,000 benefitting now from Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR Initiatives with S...
Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Launches Kan Yama Kan Book Donation Campaign's fifth ...
Michael Kors Collection Fall 2019
Salem Ahmad Almoosa hosts MoI Ramadan Majlis Council held under the theme ‘Human...
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan hails Australia's culture of tolerance as key factor behind ...
Kuwait's Al Shatti wins Epee gold, but Egyptian star Abouelkassem loses to Giaco...
Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures