Negative effects of obesity on kidneys
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CitationÖztürk, Ş. (2020). Negative effects of obesity on kidneys. D. Küçükaltan, A. Karagöz, A. Kaptanoğlu (Eds.), Beykent University Archives of Health Science and Research içinde (182-187. ss.). İstanbul: Beykent Üniversitesi.
Obesity is a chronic disease that directly or indirectly effect national economies. Irregular dietary habit, lack of sleep, and physical activity are the primary causes of obesity. It can be epidemiologically prevented by applying necessary strategies. Obesity primarily causes damage for all systems due to increased fatty tissue, or secondarily developing renal failure due to DM, HT, and metabolic syndrome. To overcome obesity, it is necessary to change dietary habits, ensure adequate sleep and adopt an active lifestyle. If efforts to eliminate the problem of obesity are organized with different strategies and action plans, this will be quite effective in the prevention of obesity and chronic kidney disease it causes. Health authorities should reach every segment of the society within the scope of preventive health services in order to inform and raise awareness of people on these issues and should have a conscious and willing effort to quickly implement effective and non-formal education activities, while it is very important that creating programs with supportive environments is among the targets.