Laughter Yoga Therapy by Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet throws light on Stress Management, observing World Kidney Day

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Chennai, March 16th, 2024 –Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet organized a Laughter Yoga Therapy session today, in commemoration of World Kidney Day observed on 14th March. The event aimed at increasing awareness on stress management and how stress can be a risk factor for Kidney Disease. The event had participation from people who were eager to learn about the benefits of laughter therapy on overall wellbeing.

Led by the Founder & President Laughter Yoga Chennai International, Mr Manohar Bokdia, the session proved to be an enlightening and rejuvenating experience for all participants. Laughter therapy, known for its efficacy in reducing stress and mitigating the risk of hypertension, received widespread acclaim from those in attendance.

Diabetes and hypertension are major risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease. In India, approximately 20-30% of diabetic patients develop CKD, and about 30-40% of CKD cases are due to hypertension. Engaging in regular physical activity, eating a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep can help reduce stress levels and improve overall health. Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: Practices like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing can help calm the mind and reduce stress.

Dr. Iyappan Ponnuswamy, Medical Director and Chief Radiologist Kauvery Hospital Chennai along with Dr. R. Balasubramaniyam, Chief Nephrologist, Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet and Dr. Balaji Kirushnan, Nephrologist Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet actively engaged with participants, to promote holistic well-being and kidney health awareness.