Posted on Apr 19, 2022
With growing incidences of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension, there has been a rise in the prevalence of Kidney Diseases. It is expected that by 2020 CKD would contribute 66.7% of all deaths in our country. It is a major health problem, leading cause of mortality and morbidity. It accounts for 60% of deaths worldwide and of these 80% deaths occur in low and middle socio economic status.
Unfortunately, kidney disease presents late in course. Early detection can be done only by investigations. At risk individuals like patients with Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease (CAD), long term painkiller use, obese individuals who smoke, patients of age > 60 years and patients who have family history of kidney disease should be screened atleast once a year.
Be aware of the signs of Chronic Kidney Disease:
The symptoms and signs of Kidney disease are usually non specific like – weakness, lethargy, intractable anemia, nausea, tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, fatigue, etc. However few symptoms which are strong predictor of Kidney Disease are:
It is essential that we act fast as soon as we feel that there is any abnormality. Early detection and timely treatment can ensure that situations don’t become complicated.