Staff Correspondent
Speakers at a ceremony on Thursday stressed changing lifestyle for sound health and long term physical fitness.
They said not getting well by treatment but all to follow the way of preventing diseases by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that include regular physical exercise, drinking sufficient fresh water, avoiding junk food and not to gain over weight.
The remarks came up in the inauguration of the 3-day international exhibition styled ‘health & Fitness-2018’ at the International Convention City, Bashundhara (BICC), Kuril Bishwaroad, Dhaka.
Savor International Ltd. Organised the seminar with an aim to demonstrate new innovative, technology, products, equipments and methods and explore the newer avenues.
Chief Consultant of the Department of Nephrology, BRB Hospitals Limited, also Chairman of KAMPS, Professor Dr. MA Samad presented keynote paper in the inaugural ceremony on healthy lifestyle and way to preventing kidney diseases while General Secretary of the Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCCI), Md. Shahjahan Mridha, President, BOPMA, md. Kamrujjaman Mridha, country’s first ever ascendant, Nishat Majumder were present on the occasion.
Dr. Samad in his keynote paper said “worldwide prevalence of kidney disease is very high. In Bangladesh about 2 crore of people are suffering from any sorts of kidney diseases, the treatment cost of this disease is so high that at least 10 percent of patients cannot afford it, as a result most of the country’s kidney patients die without treatment, whereas only the awareness can prevent nearly 50 to 60 percent of kidney failure. For this what is needed is to be habituated with sound lifestyle from early of childhood”.
He mentioned that one of the fearsome characteristics of the Kidney disease is that it expresses no symptom until 70 to 80 percent of kidneys is damaged, so there have no alternative to go for regular check up for detecting this disease and if once its detected primarily then it’s possible to remain safe from this disease through early treatment.
Dr. Samad mentioned that KAMPS was formed before 12 years mainly to raise awareness among people about the fear of kidney disease leading them to change lifestyle and thus prevent the kidney disease.
A total of 120 stalls are taking part in the exhibition. KAMPS stall displays materials like leaflets, handouts, magazines, festoons bearing preventive messages for kidney diseases while conducting free kidney screening for the visitors in the exhibition.