… and has risen tenfold in recent decades in the West.
IN THIS ARTICLE WE’LL DISCUSS BOTH THE WESTERN MEDICAL AND INDIGENOUS WISDOM POINT OF VIEW, AS WELL AS PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR PREVENTION.
With life expectancy extending to the eighties, we Hong Kong general practitioners are all increasingly prevention orientated. Regular check-ups at your family doctor are vital to catch hidden disease such as kidney disease, which kills 90,000 in the US alone . (Unbelievably, more than both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together).
As part of our commitment to a healthy population in family practice, our nurses are doing urine and blood tests to screen for kidney disease. Call Holistic Central now to make an appointment. We are open weekdays between 9am – 6pm and Saturdays between 9am – 1pm.
What do the kidneys do?
The kidneys function is filtering the blood and removing waste from the body as urine.
They also help to control blood pressure by the secretion of hormones as well as balancing blood sodium and potassium levels.
The adrenal glands, which produce adrenalin and cortisol, controls our stress levels, and are associated, positioned directly above the kidneys.
What is kidney disease?
When the kidneys are damaged or do not function properly, waste can build up in the body. Early stage kidney disease is asymptomatic (which means that there are no symptoms) and the only way it can be detected is through blood and urine testing.
Detecting kidney disease early is essential in order to prevent it from getting worse. If kidney disease is not caught early, it can lead to kidney failure which can be fatal if left untreated with dialysis or transplant. Kidney disease is a silent killer, with death rates in the US alone rising nine times between 1980 and 2009!
How we can help
This is a time limited offer until the end of November with no need to see the family doctor.
To make an appointment with our nurse for your kidney screening tests or for further information, please call our reception team on + 852 2523 8044 or email email@example.com today!
According to ancient healing concepts, e.g. Chinese Medicine theory, stress affects our vital kidney ‘QI’. With kidney Qi depleted, we are tired all the time. Does this sound familiar? Spend just 5 minutes daily doing these simple exercises which will help the Qi flow through all the body’s organs. Filmed in Hong Kong by an award winning cinematographer this DVD can be bought at our Central Hong Kong medical practice or streamed online: http://lightdoctor.net/healing-exercise videos/
For tips on stress management, use the sidebar and search this site for “stress”.
National Kidney and Urology Diseases Information Clearinghouse, Kidney Disease Statistics for the United States. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kustats/
The American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2013. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.pdf