Diabetes and Hypertension, two major causes of Kidney Disease

Alicia Farmer
March 16, 2019

Diabetic nephropathy has replaced chronic glomerulonephritis to be the primary cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Chinese patients, medical experts have said.

"We are grateful to the Ministry of Health which is in the process of articulating a comprehensive policy for non-communicable diseases and we are looking forward to the kidney disease being a prominent part of this policy".

He said that diabetes and high blood pressure were two major causes of kidney diseases and walking was essential in reducing the chances of developing them.

Washington, DC, March 14, 2019 -(PR.com)- The CardioVascular Coalition (CVC), a coalition of cardiovascular and endovascular care providers, physicians, and manufacturers created to improve awareness, prevention, and intervention of vascular disease, is urging increased understanding for kidney health and related health conditions, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), in recognition of World Kidney Day.

Owonala, therefore, advised everyone to visit the hospital for a check-up of the kidney.

We all know that high blood pressure can lead to a stroke or heart attack, but not many know that it is the most common cause of kidney damage.

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More information on topics including early detection, signs and symptoms is available on the Kidney Foundation website. Yet, if diagnosed timely, kidney damages can be slowed or even stopped with proper treatment. There are other medications we give them like injection that help to boost their blood levels.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an important risk factor for kidney disease; 40% of the people with DM will develop kidney disease.

As 26 people die while waiting for a kidney transplant, WKD is meant to raise awareness about the conditions of the kidney.

It should be noted, however, that anyone could suffer from kidney diseases, irrespective of age and gender.

Nearly no symptoms have been reported at the initial stages. However, patient in later stages complain about tiredness, shortness of breath, trouble in thinking clearly, losing will to eat, trouble with sleeping, dry and itchy skin, muscle cramps at night, going to the bathroom more often at night, swollen feet and ankles, and puffiness around eyes, especially in the morning. Like CKD, PAD disproportionately impacts minority communities due to the higher prevalence of diabetes and other risk factors. It's not easy to undo kidney damage and may require painstakingly tedious procedures like dialysis or a kidney transplant. Proper control of calcium, phosphorus, intact parathyroid hormone and 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with CKD is very crucial to prevent and delay the progression of CKD. Avoiding blood transfusion and using erythropoietin and iron injections to keep haemoglobin level between 10 and 11 is extremely important in patients with progressive/CKD.

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