DAY by day, number of kidney
patients is increasing.
Once there is a critical loss in the number of functional glomeruli, histopathological changes take place, and the kidneys
become scarred as excessive demands are placed on them.
have begun to fail when there's itching, muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting, swelling in the feet and ankles, or too much or not enough urine.
LAHORE -- High blood pressure and diabetes causing increase in kidney
diseases while medication through quacks is also a major contributing factor of kidney
They were speaking at a day long public awareness program events organized on the occasion of World Kidney
Day by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) at Dewan Farooq Medical Centre of SIUT here on Thursday.
Prof Mohammad Nazeer, Dr Aurangzeb Afzal and others speakers said that swelling on feet and face in morning time, lack of appetite, urine problems, pain in gallbladder and breathing problems were major symptoms of kidney
problems while diabetes and high blood pressure led to the failure of kidneys
The theme of the day of this year is 'Kidney
Health for Everyone Everywhere.' Kidney
Awareness Monitoring and Prevention Society (KAMPS), Bangladesh Renal Association and Kidney
Foundation have arranged different programmes to observe the day.
"We can use these mini kidneys
to model various disorders: hereditary kidney
diseases, infections and cancer.
These transplants reduce the already tight supply of donor kidneys
, harming people who have been on the transplant list for a long time and for whom a transplant kidney
may extend their life for decades.
In Pakistan, kidney
diseases cause an approximately 20,000 deaths per year, making the country rank eight in the world with kidney
Unfortunately, neither Malouf nor Atkinson proved to be acceptable donors for Neil owing to their blood types and kidney
sizes, but even after learning that they could not serve as donors for the Emmott family, they knew that they wanted to donate their kidneys
to anyone in need.
The researchers found that, compared with transplant of an uninfected kidney
, preceded by treatment, transplant of an HCV-infected kidney
, followed by HCV treatment, was more effective and less costly in base-case analysis; this was mainly due to longer wait times for uninfected kidneys
'If your kidneys
fail, you need treatment to replace the work they normally do,' says the National Institute of Health in the United States.
Although they are small, kidneys
perform many complex and vital functions that keep the rest of the body in balance.
Delayed radiologic appearence of bilateral thoracic ectopic kidneys
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