On Thursday, World Kidney Day was held all over the world.
Kidney diseases are widespread nowadays. Thousands of people in Manitoba have problems with their kidneys.
Winnipeg’s University professor John Bond is among them. On World Kidney Day he called residents of the province to start leading a healthy lifestyle not to be in his place.
Bond said that the diagnosis was a complete surprise to him. No one in his family had kidney problems. He had lived with his disease for about 15 years before he needed dialysis. Having experienced a lot of difficulties and not being able to live as before, the man wanted to tell his story and to give several pieces of advice to other people.
He advises people to exercise regularly and to eat healthy foods because the condition of the kidneys is directly related to the person’s lifestyle. John also said that it is very important to monitor blood sugar levels and reduce salt intake. These two foods can lead to such a terrible disease like diabetes, and diabetes causes kidney problems in most variants.
Bond has home dialysis, which allows him to feel the flexibility in his life because he can choose the day and time. However, the man can no longer live a full life.