They serve a multitude of purposes, perhaps most importantly and notably as the main player in the urinary function of the body. Another hormone helps regulate blood pressure and calcium breakdown for the body to use.
"The screening will aid in the prevention and early diagnosis of kidney failure through blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, Urine RE, BUE, as well as body mass index (BMI) screenings".
"Other problems which are not cancer related happen when there is a swelling which compresses the pipe that takes urine away from the kidney to the outside".
Finding excess amount of protein in the urine is the first sign to know that your kidneys' filtration system is damaged, which is known as microalbuminuria.
As we have previously reported, women are at higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) as compared with men. He hopes by sharing his story, more people will consider giving someone like him, the gift of life. Glomerular diseases can slowly destroy kidney function.
Because that is the unusual nature of kidney disease. In people aged 65 through 74 worldwide, it is estimated that one in five men, and one in four women, have CKD. However, in India, the number of women on dialysis is less than the number of men on dialysis, Tandon noted.
For females, poor well-being cannot only affect the individual but also that of her child. It may not be until the kidneys are functioning at less than 10% that symptoms appear. Poor glycemic control can cause various complications like CKD. "It gives the kids a chance to pay us back a little bit and also gives us the opportunity to let people know the impact of chronic kidney disease." said Dr. Susan Massengill, with the Pediatric Kidney Center of Excellence.
After her experience, Debbie can not emphasise enough the importance of regularly checking blood pressure levels.
Aggarwal continued, "It is clear that treatment of kidney disease and its advanced stage end-stage renal disease is expensive and beyond the reach of average Indian".
Past year she had a kidney transplant, which has given her a second chance at life.
Dialysis can allow individuals to live productive and useful lives for many years provided adequate treatment and regulated diet and medications are available, affordable and applied. Although oestrogen is thought to have a protective effect against ESRD until menopause, it remains unclear whether this difference is due to biological characteristics of the disease or socio-economic factors.
A woman who described herself "crash landing into kidney disease" and having to have three kidney transplants has shared her experience about organ donation to highlight how much it has affected her life and to try to help others.
The life-threatening condition makes it extremely hard for women undergoing dialysis to conceive and carry a baby to term, making Jackson, 12, and twins Emma and Xavier, 7, even more precious to Amy Schlueter.
"Women should also imbibe the culture of checking their health status on yearly basis to be sure that there is nothing wrong with their vital organs", he said. The network is funding 18 research projects, with questions based on key issues identified by patients.