The ‘Walk Against Kidney Diseases’ event put together by former TV host, Emma Ugolee and Juliet Ibrahim Foundation initiative to create awareness about kidney related diseases and ways to reduce their risks took place in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria on March 21st, 2015.
Present at the 2-hour exercise were Monalisa China, Desmond Elliot, Julius Agwu, AY Comedian, Praiz, Sound Sultan,Yaw, Audu Maikori, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and a host of others.
A consultant nephrologist, ‎Dr Adebowale Adewunmi emphasized that the progression of the disease can be slowed down if discovered early. He added that most times the kidney is 70% battered before diagnosis.
He maintained that a kidney diseass are expensive to maintain because if the kidneys fail, treatment such as dialysis or kidney transplant are the only options to help people live longer and healthier lives.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney failure. Live a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes and high blood pressure. If you already have diabetes or high blood pressure, control them to prevent chronic kidney disease!