On the occasion of World Kidney Day, which falls on February 14, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center (PKLIRC) wishes to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD), which was rapidly spreading in Pakistan, with 17 million patients already. Such conditions then require treatments like dialysis or/and a kidney transplant. "Too much sodium also adds to the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and other severe health conditions". One large pragmatic trial, Improving Chronic Disease Management with Pieces, is testing an approach to improve care for people with diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease in four health systems and more than 10,000 people.
Essentially important for human health, kidneys help remove waste products and extra water, assisting in controlling blood pressure, the production of red blood cells, and keeping the bones healthy.
It should be noted, however, that anyone could suffer from kidney diseases, irrespective of age and gender.
Unfortunately, most of the kidney is already damaged by the time the symptoms of kidney diseases appear.
After 140/90 and above, you should discuss the risks with your doctor and monitor your blood pressure level often.
The foundation wants people to talk to their doctor and get their kidney health checked out. The worldwide number is predicted at 850 million as per the World Kidney Day organization. That's down from last year's numbers, when 100 patients were screened.
It is important to be cognizant of the below early warnings of this disease. Most people in the early stages neither report any symptoms nor realise that anything is wrong with their kidneys.
Poorly functioning kidneys can result in electrolyte imbalances.
However, when damaged, these kidneys are not able to filter human blood well enough.
Genetic factors, family history, etc. certainly have a dominant role to play in some forms of kidney disease.
Speaking yesterday ahead of the World Kidney Day (WKD) holding today, Consultant Nephrologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Dr Oluwatoyin Amira, said herbal medication, diabetes, hypertension and poor funding were responsible for the increasing cases of renal failure in the country. But, it is important to try and locate the cause of the malfunction so it can be treated or reversed as best as possible.
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He said: "We know from experience that most kidney diseases tend to occur in the middle and low socioeconomic group to which the population here belongs".
If your urine has excessive bubbles or takes several flushes to go away, it may be a sign of kidney disease.