March 23, 2019
How to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease?
CKD affects men and women equally. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) only produces symptoms when it is in an advanced stage, and the patient is close to needing dialysis to eliminate toxins from their blood. Diabetics and hypertensive patients are most likely to develop this pathology. Therefore, it is very important that as soon as they are diagnosed they begin to take care of their kidneys, acquire a healthy lifestyle and reduce their salt intake
To check the proper functioning of these organs, a urine test is needed to identify if there is any abnormal presence of proteins; and a blood test to measure the level of creatinine
Obese people, people with heart diseases, those who have consumed prolonged non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and people older than 60 years, have a high probability of becoming renal patients over the years
Dr. Augusto Saavedra López
Nephrologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma