Chronic Kidney Disease Affects 15 Percent of the Population

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Celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year, "World Kidney Day" aims to raise awareness this year with the slogan "Living well with kidney disease".

Chronic kidney disease, pointing out that Turkey Abdi Ibrahim affects 15 percent of the population Otsuka Medical Director, chronic kidney disease affects more frequently seen in women is remarkable.

Abdi Ibrahim Otsuka Medical Director, draws attention to chronic kidney disease affects 15 percent of Turkey's population. The second Thursday of March is celebrated as “World Kidney Day” every year in order to prevent chronic kidney diseases that are rapidly increasing worldwide and to raise awareness about diseases. Celebrated with the slogan "Living Well with Kidney Disease" this year, "World Kidney Day" aims to raise awareness in this area.

Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate points out that pregnancy is an important cause of acute kidney damage in women, indicating that some chronic diseases affecting kidneys are more common in women who make up half of the world population.

Turkey Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic kidney disease affects 15 percent of the population and is more common in women, according to research. General adult population, according to research revealed that 15,7 per cent rate of one in every stage of chronic kidney disease in a variety of adults in Turkey's 6-7 chronic kidney disease. It is found with a rate of 18,4 percent in females and 12,8 percent in males. The incidence of chronic kidney disease increases with age. The study reveals that chronic kidney disease is seen at 40-8 percent in those older than 10, 60 percent in those over 33, 70 percent in those older than 42, and 80 percent in those older than 55.

Studies conducted in various parts of the world show that awareness of the disease is low. Due to low awareness, the disease progresses to the stage of end-stage renal failure, threatens the health of the patient with poor quality of life, causing an increase in disability and mortality rates. Studies show that although the number of women who donate kidneys during the treatment of chronic kidney disease is higher than men, the number of women who have a kidney transplant is lower.

Symptoms of kidney disease

  • Fatigue, nausea, vomiting
  • Change in the appearance of urine (Bloody, tea-colored, foamy)
  • Change in urination habits (increase or decrease in amount, urgency to urinate, burning while urinating, urinating at night)
  • Swelling of the ankles, hands, and face
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Taste disturbance, bad-smelling breath

Polycystic kidney disease

Drawing attention to polycystic kidney disease, which is one of the most common and life-threatening hereditary diseases on the World Kidney Day, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate has He states that he resulted in dialysis in one of 400 cases.

Development of multiple cysts in both kidneys in polycystic kidney disease and zamUnderstand that as a result of the growth of these cysts, a decrease in kidney functions has been observed over the years. In this disease, which is seen equally in men and women, many cysts form in the kidney. The resulting cysts grow gradually, eventually turning the kidney into an organ consisting entirely of cysts.

What should people with polycystic kidney disease pay attention to?

Polycystic kidney patients who do not have kidney failure and high blood pressure do not need to have a special diet. Patients with high blood pressure should take a salt-free diet. However, even if the blood pressure of the patients is normal, it is appropriate to eat a low-salt diet.

There is also important research on the higher risk of kidney failure in kidney patients who are overweight. For this reason, it is important for polycystic kidney patients to be careful not to gain weight, and those who are overweight to lose weight.

In some experimental studies, data have been obtained that caffeine may increase kidney cysts. It is recommended to avoid excessive tea and coffee consumption, considering that it may have a harmful effect.

Emphasizing that many types of kidney diseases can be prevented, delayed or controlled by the promotion and adoption of healthy lifestyles, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate draws attention to 8 rules that should be known for kidney health. 

8 rules for kidney health

  1. Be more mobile, keep your weight.
  2. Have your blood sugar checked regularly.
  3. Have your blood pressure measured. In case of high detection, consult a doctor.
  4. Eat a healthy diet and limit salt intake.
  5. Increase water consumption.
  6. Do not use smoking and tobacco products.
  7. Avoid random use of drugs or herbal products.
  8. In the risk group, have your kidneys checked.

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