Kidney failure incidence high in women
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
Apart from the fact that women suffer from certain diseases affecting the kidney more than men.
About six lakh women die every year due to kidney failure all over the world. (Photo: Pixabay)
CHENNAI: About six lakh women die every year due to kidney failure all over the world, which is comparatively more than the number of men dying of kidney failure.
Apart from the fact that women suffer from certain diseases affecting the kidney more than men, it could be the lack of treatment in women as a possible reason, say medicos.
On account of World Kidney Day, doctors discussed insights on the theme "Kidneys and Women’s Health" at an event organised by Sapiens Health Foundation on Sunday. "Urinary tract infection is more common in women due to the short urinary passage, while pregnancy tends to worsen the situations. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a disease peculiar to young women damaging the kidneys," said renal specialist Dr Rajan Ravichandran.
Various issues associated with self-detection of kidney disease, assisted peritoneal dialysis and treatment of rare diseases were discussed by the medicos. A book titled "Proceedings of the Salt conference 2017" was also released by M.M. Murugappan, chairman, Murugappa group at the event. The Salt conference was held in collaboration with IIT Madras by the Sapiens Foundation to discuss the need of major awareness public health program to prevent high intake of salt and subsequently reduce the number of deaths due to cardiac diseases, kidney diseases and strokes.