Saving our kidneys
The number of young Nepalis suffering from kidney problems and seeking treatment is increasing dramatically.
This should be a matter of serious concern for families and the nation, because failing to take care of our kidneys will add to the burden on our healthcare system.
About 80 per cent of Glomerulonephritis cases are primary, meaning that they are caused by altered immunological factors.
In the remaining cases, the causes are secondary, led by infections.
Increased use of painkillers and other drugs are also causing Glomerulonephritis.
We can save young kidneys by raising awareness about Glomerulonephritis so younger people can take preventive action.
But late detection and lack of treatment may force the patient’s kidneys to fail, forcing dialysis treatment or even transplantation.
Scaling up these services is important, but what is even more important is to prevent kidneys from failing in the first place.
R K Agrawal is the Head of the Nephrology Department at Bir Hospital Sponsored This Brilliant Move by Math Grads is Disrupting the Auto Insurance Industry This small team of data scientists has made an algorithm that is turning a giant $19 billion industry upside down.
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