Ordu University (ODU) Faculty of Medicine, Internal Medicine Department, Department of Internal Medicine Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Ahmet Karataş pointed out that kidney disease is widespread in the world in a press statement he made at ODU Training and Research Hospital Dialysis Center due to “11 March World Kidney Day” and “8-14 March World Salt Awareness Week”.

Noting that the most important feature of this disease is that it does not cause any symptoms, Karataş said, “We divide the kidney diseases into 5 stages. In the 5th stage, the patient comes to us and may not have any symptoms or complaints other than weakness. Therefore, this is a very insidious disease.” said.

Underlining that treatment can be more successful in early diagnoses, Karataş stated that the treatment methods for patients with end-stage renal failure are peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and kidney transplantation.

Stating that there are 130 hemodialysis machines affiliated to the Ministry of Health in Ordu and they receive a total of 351 patients per day, Karataş explained that the vehicles affiliated to the Health Directorate take the patients from their homes to their homes after treatment, and that they do not experience any problems including the Kovid-19 epidemic process.

Karataş, drawing attention to the importance of detecting the disease without being sick, said that routine checks should be done especially in certain age groups.

“We can use alternatives of salt such as vinegar, lemon, garlic”

Karatas, kidney disease, stressing that the most important causes of salt, “So hypertension. There are studies conducted in Turkey for the prevention of salt consumption. Salt also need our attention. Because of our dialysis patients we really are undergoing end-stage renal failure due to hypertension and diabetes. In our hands there are possibilities. We need to reduce the salt. ” he spoke.

per person in 2007-2008, up to 18 grams per day in Turkey Karatas, indicating that high salt consumption in 2012, some cities in 657 patients in the study stated that if salt intake was about 15 grams.

Karataş pointed out that the recommendation of the World Health Organization is that salt consumption is 5 grams or less, and that this figure is 2 grams in kidney patients.

Stating that the use of salt started with family education, Karataş said:

“For example, it is very important for us to minimize salt consumption in childhood. How can it be done? Women need to be more careful about salt in meals. We can use salt alternatives such as vinegar, lemon, garlic. We also need to remove the salt when we sit at the table. When he sees the salt, he can pour salt even without tasting it. We made this mistake a lot in time. It is necessary to be very careful. The child is already doing what he sees. “




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