Why Kidney Screening Tests are Crucial After 50


As we age, our bodies undergo various changes and are prone to different health conditions. One of the most common health issues that occur in people over the age of 50 is kidney disease. Kidney disease affects the proper functioning of our kidneys, which can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. That’s why it’s important to get a kidney screening test done after the age of 50.

The kidneys are a pair of small, bean-shaped organs that are responsible for filtering waste products from our blood and regulating the fluid and electrolyte balance in our body. As we age, the functioning of our kidneys may decline, making us more susceptible to kidney diseases. According to the National Kidney Foundation, about 1 in 7 adults in the United States has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it is more common among older adults.

Many people with CKD don’t experience any symptoms in the early stages, which is why it is often referred to as the “silent killer.” The only way to detect CKD in its early stages is through regular kidney screening tests. These tests measure the levels of creatinine and other waste products in the blood and check the urine for the presence of protein.

TMM Hospital Thiruvalla is organising a Kidney check-up campaign on 9th March at the Hospital. They are offering free kidney screening tests from March 3 to 9 for people above the age of 50. In addition, they are offering a kidney health package for Rs.1200 which includes an ultrasound scan along with the other tests which originally cost Rs. 2400. This is an excellent opportunity for people to get their kidneys checked and detect any underlying kidney issues early on.

All children need to bring their parents for this free kidney screening test. Many people over the age of 50 may not realise the importance of kidney screening tests or may not have access to them. By making these tests accessible and free, TMM Hospital is taking a proactive step towards promoting kidney health in the community.