Getting rid of excess Creatinine

Creatinine is a waste product of metabolism that needs to be thrown out of the body. But when kidneys are not functioning properly it does not get eliminated and starts to accumulate in blood. Typically individuals experience fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, confusion, swelling in the feet, etc. These symptoms when observed in individuals with long-standing diabetes clearly indicate a kidney impairment requiring immediate action. Continue reading “Getting rid of excess Creatinine”

Prevalence of kidney diseases

Prevalence of kidney diseases

Did you know? 40–60% cases of chronic kidney diseases result from diabetes and hypertension [Rajapurkar et al 2012]. Usually, kidney disease is a seconday complication of long- standing hypertension or uncontrolled diabetes.

As per recent Indian Council of Medical Research data, prevalence of diabetes in Indian adult population has risen to 7.1%, (varying from 5.8% in Jharkhand to 13.5% in Chandigarh) and in urban population (over the age of 40 years) the prevalence is as high as 28%. [Raman et al 2014, Anjana et al 2011]

Likewise the reported prevalence of hypertension in the adult population today is nearly 17% (14.8% from rural and 21.4% from urban belt).

With rising prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in India, prevalence of Chronic Kidney diseases is expected to rise Continue reading “Prevalence of kidney diseases”