Understanding Kidney Failure: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

2023-11-04 06:00:00

Rania Amer wrote Saturday, November 4, 2023 08:00 AM

Dr. Hala Al-Obaidi, Head of the Internal Medicine Department at Aswan University Hospital, said that he fell ill Kidney failure It is one of the most prominent diseases that affect humans, because if the person afflicted with it is not diagnosed early, it exposes him to very serious health complications, the most important of which is kidney transplantation.

As the internal medicine consultant explained in a special statement to “The Seventh Day” that there are two types of kidney failure: acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure, and each of them has causes. Chronic is one of the most common causes in society, and requires good follow-up treatment. These are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are chronic diseases. Which infects humans, and they end up with kidney failure. Therefore, when the condition is diagnosed early, this protects the person from the risk of developing kidney failure.

The doctor advises those with these diseases that they are accompanied by the disease itself in order to live with it through regular treatment follow-up through medical examinations, analyzes and taking medications, but patients neglecting the disease itself will expose them to serious health problems.

In addition, there are other reasons: taking painkillers without consulting a doctor can expose the individual to the risk of kidney failure, and sometimes leads to dialysis, and also taking antibiotics without medical instructions causes health damage, in addition to the immune diseases that are widespread among citizens, especially patients with lupus erythematosus and arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most important cause of kidney failure.

And also kidney stones that lead to obstruction in the urinary tract, resulting in dilation of the ureter, dilation of the kidney, and severe prostate enlargement, which later leads to kidney failure, as a result of lack of early follow-up by the affected people.

And kidney infections, whether immune-related or otherwise, in addition to the presence of cysts in the kidneys that are divided into simple and complex cysts. This patient with simple cysts is at risk of developing purulent infections in the urine. This patient must follow up monthly to prevent him from being exposed to the risk of kidney infections. As for septic cysts, it is the one that The patient suffers from severe high blood pressure at an early age, which leads to enlargement of the heart muscle and kidney failure.

Factors that increase the risk of kidney failure include high blood pressure, especially among young people who eat a lot of fast food. Unfortunately, these foods lead to high blood pressure, as well as their eating of canned and preserved foods that contain elements that increase high blood pressure, so Dr. Hala advises abstaining. Avoid fast food filled with unsaturated oils, which lead to hardening of the arteries and an increase in fats in the blood, which consequently leads to the young man suffering from high blood pressure that exposes him to the risk of kidney failure.

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