Men are at greater risk of kidney disease, mainly because they are engaged in risky lifestyle behaviors and seek treatment late.
"On the whole, women have more stress but unfortunately more men are transplanted than women all over the world," explained Dr. John Nghi, who heads the renal department of the National Hospital of Kenya
. It is estimated that 50 million people worldwide have kidney disease for various reasons. Chronic kidney disease (HBN) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is currently the sixth fastest growing cause of death
. Kidneys are essentially filtering toxins from the body. They also play an important role in maintaining the normal functioning of the urinary system.
When kidneys are affected and when they are no longer functioning properly, a person may suffer from a number of conditions, such as chronic kidney disease and acute renal failure, other complications
Acute kidney injury (AKI), an important factor in HBN, affects over 1
In the Kenyan Association of Kidneys, the number of patients on chronic hemodialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies blood with a car, both in private and in public hospitals. eight times from 300 in 2006 to 2,400 in 2018.