CHARITABLE PRIORITIES
The trust is committed to supporting local communities, particularly in Kerala where the KFK family has a significant presence by supporting the disadvantaged people through
• Education and training
• Financial help to patients who require it

KFK is a registered charity established in 2006 in order to educate the general public about CRF and support the patient

KFK conducts fund raising activities all over the world

FOUNDATION INAGURATION
Kidney Foundation Kerala was inaugurated by His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrisostem Marthoma Metropolitan in the presence of Rt. Rev. Dr. GeeVarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa on 1st March 2006.

WHY ARE THE KIDNEYS SO IMPORTANT TO GOOD HEALTH ?
Your kidneys do some important jobs to keep your body healthy:
Balance your body fluids. Excess fluid is filtered out of your blood and leaves your body as urine. Your kidneys make about one to two quarts of urine a day.
* Regulate your body water and important minerals in your blood such as sodium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium.
* Remove waste products from your blood. These come from the breakdown of foods you eat and from normal muscle activity.
* Remove drugs and toxins from your body.
* Release hormones into your blood to:

– Control blood pressure
– Make red blood cells
– Keep your bones healthy.

WHAT IS CRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE ?
Chronic kidney disease means you have a condition that damages your kidneys. This decreases your kidneys’ ability to keep you healthy by doing the jobs listed. The two main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart as well as blood vessels, eyes and nerves. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of chronic kidney disease, heart attacks and strokes. Chronic kidney disease can also cause high blood pressure. Many other conditions can harm the kidneys. These include:

* glomerulonephritis, a disease that causes inflammation in the kidneys

* inherited diseases like polycystic kidney disease, which causes many cysts to form in the kidneys. If chronic kidney disease gets worse, waste products and fluid may build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may get other problems like high blood pressure, anemia, weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage. Anemia is a short supply of red blood cells in the body, which can make you feel tired and have little energy. Chronic kidney disease also increases your risk of having heart and blood vessel disease. Chronic kidney disease may progress slowly over a long time. In fact, many people don’t even know they have kidney disease until it is severe. If it is found and treated early, chronic kidney disease may often be slowed down or stopped. If it keeps getting worse, however, chronic kidney disease may lead to kidney failure. This means your kidneys no longer work well enough to maintain life, and you need a treatment like dialysis or a kidney transplant.