- Kidney disease is a very serious disease that results in gradual loss of kidney function or even death
- Chronic kidney disease means the kidneys are not functioning as they should
- About 195 million women suffer from chronic kidney disease
- It is believed that this is the eighth-largest cause of death in women
Kidney disease is becoming a worldwide one Become a health problem because it is a serious illness that brings about the gradual loss of kidney function or even death. Chronic kidney disease can affect your overall health and affect the proper functioning of various essential functions of the body. It is also referred to as kidney disease, which means that the kidneys do not function as they should and are damaged.
The second Thursday of March is celebrated as World Kidney Day every year to raise awareness of kidney disease and to educate people how important it is for the body to function properly. According to Worldkineyday.org, around 1
Women more likely to have kidney disease
Some studies indicate that women are more likely to have chronic kidney disease than men with an average prevalence of 14 percent in women and 12 percent in men. However, men are more likely to receive dialysis than women.
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More women die from kidney disease than men
Due to certain social factors Due to cultural and psychological factors, women are less frequently treated for kidney disease. According to the WHO, about 6 lakh women die each year from lack of treatment. Since women have a shorter passage of the urinary tract, they are prone to urinary tract infections. This can severely affect the bladder, kidney, and hoses running between them. Gradually, the condition worsens and leads to kidney failure.
Progression of kidney disease is slower in women
It is thought that the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is slower in women than in men. Probable causes for this are presumably one of the three reasons mentioned above:
- Socioeconomic barriers such as lower disease awareness lead to a late or even non-commencing dialysis process in women.
- Main problem remains unequal access to health care in countries without universal access to health care
- Unequal kidney transplantation is a further suspicion – in some countries, where both men and women are offered fair treatment, women are becoming scarcer a kidney and donate rather  Diagnosis of CNI is difficult
Kidney disease develops slowly and symptoms are not seen until after advanced stages of CNI. Symptoms of chronic kidney disease include loss of appetite, decreased urinary output, edema, high blood pressure, fatigue, insomnia, shortness of breath, sudden weight change, etc. It is important to seek urgent medical attention if symptoms of kidney disease persist.
CKD affects pregnancy
A woman suffering from chronic kidney disease may be at risk for adverse pregnancy outbreaks and decreased fertility. Pregnancies in women with kidney disease are more difficult with a high rate of maternal hypertensive disorders and premature births. However, a woman with chronic kidney failure is at risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy – a pregnancy disorder characterized by a high urinary protein level and high blood pressure. This can damage the kidneys. Currently, prenatal care is very important for all pregnant women.
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Steps to Avoid or Reduce the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
You can reduce the risk of complications and slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease by making better health decisions in life. Keep your blood pressure in check; Maintain a healthy weight by eating properly and exercising regularly. Avoid alcohol and smoking as smoking reduces blood flow to the kidneys and increases blood pressure.
Avoid taking medicines that can damage your kidneys and stay hydrated or treat fever without delay by treating diseases such as vomiting and diarrhea. If you have the disease, limit sodium intake, ingest fluid, and eat a low-protein diet. Continue to monitor your health and seek medical help if you experience any of the symptoms.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff [14June2019