Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Women more likely to donate kidney to partner than men

Women more likely to donate kidney to partner than men

Lack of awareness and change in lifestyle had made people susceptible to high BP and diabetes. WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

The survivor of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (CKD St5) also launched "The Behind My Smiles Project" which is under the tutelage of her Abigail Ashley Foundation. Many times the vague symptoms are overlooked until the kidneys are close to failure and causing fluid retention, shortness of breath and chest pain. Much publicity has (rightly) been given to the hundreds of New Zealanders now on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, and to the almost 3000 New Zealanders who, as a result of kidney failure, face the ordeal of having to spend four to eight hours every second day connected to a dialysis machine.

Paediatrician Dr Girish Bhatt told that if babies cry during passing urine or if a ballooning of penis is seen while passing urine in male children, doctorRs s advice should be taken as it could be an indication of a disease predisposing kidney disease.

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Because what the kidneys do is to filter and remove the toxic wastes in the body. Juices are in fact to be avoided due to high potassium content. It may not be until the kidneys are functioning at less than 10% that symptoms appear.

"Usually, women who were treated for eclampsia during pregnancy may have their blood pressures normalised after delivery".

"One in three Australians are at increased risk of kidney disease, so preventing the onset of renal failure and lifting organ donor registrations is crucial", he said.

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60 per cent of the patients suffering from chronic kidney diseases in India are either diabetic or suffer from high blood pressure. This inflammation may occur with the diagnosis of strep throat. "The good news is that the risk factors for kidney disease are well-known and very easily tested for".

In turn, pregnancy-related complications increase the risk of kidney disease: pre-eclampsia, a syndrome in which a defect of the implantation of the placenta affects normal kidneys inducing hypertension and proteinuria, is one of the 3 leading causes of maternal mortality. "Focused studies on the unique contribution of sex hormones, or the interaction of sex hormones and other physiology, is important to improve our understanding of the progression of kidney diseases". The long-term use of over the counter pain relievers, like Aleve and Ibuprofen, can damage the kidneys.

At age 4, Angelica's kidneys failed. "On its 13th anniversary, World Kidney Day promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention for kidney diseases for all women and girls in the world", stated the coordinators of the observance on their website

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According to him, it is unfortunate that most kidney disease sufferers are not aware that they have the ailments especially when they are at the early stage. "And a urine screening can test for blood, protein, and your albumin creatine ratio (ACR) to determine if your kidneys are functioning properly". Most kidney diseases attack both kidneys simultaneously. This brings to the fore the need to ramp up efforts to increase awareness about CKD amongst women.

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