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Alok Agrawal

Alok Agrawal

Alok Agrawal is based at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, USA. With his wife, he co-founded two Non Profit Organizations. The Global Pragathi (globalpragathi.com) - STOP KIDNEY DISEASE helps to prevent millions of people from developing Chronic Kidney Disease and hundreds of thousands of people from going on dialysis. The Pragathi Welfare Society, India (pragathiwelfaresociety.com) aims to fight poverty in India.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:33

The influence of diet on kidney stones

Having discussed the influence of lifestyle modification on prevention of chronic kidney disease in previous columns extensively, I will now turn my attention to its effect on prevention of kidney stones. Almost five percent of adults in the US suffer from kidney stones, with more than half having multiple recurrences. Patients end up in the emergency room experiencing agonizing pain and many undergo multiple procedures to remove them by lithotripsy or surgery.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the fastest growing chronic non-communicable disease caused by modifiable lifestyle risk factors as discussed previously, CLICK HERE. It is important to highlight the effect of dietary habits on the onset and progression of CKD.

According to the data released by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, the prevalence of obesity in the United States is at an all time high. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a metric used by organizations worldwide to define and classify severity of obesity.

STOP is an acronym for Stop the Obesity Pandemic. Obesity seems to be an independent risk factor in onset and progression of CKD. Furthermore it should be considered the most important root cause of CKD.

Monday, 06 April 2015 09:34

STOP THE KIDNEY DISEASE INITIATIVE

We provide evidence based information to educate general population regarding the beneficial effect of exercise on the following the onset of CKD and slowing its progression, the effect on quality of life and co-morbid conditions in patients with kidney disease and decreased mortality in different stages of kidney disease.

STOP is an acronym for Stop the Obesity Pandemic Metabolic Syndrome, a condition resulting from energy imbalance is a very common public health problem.

Stop Kidney Disease Initiative intends to help prevent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in people. Addressing lifestyle behaviors like exercise and diet to combat obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertension should help prevent kidney disease in majority of patients.

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