Kidney Problems: Tackling a Far Reaching Public Health Issue
The Reality of Kidney Problems
Kidney problems are a serious public health issue. According to WebMD’s article, 850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease, Kidney problems “affect 10 percent of men and nearly 12 percent of women around the world. Up to 10.5 million people need dialysis or a kidney transplant”1. Without governmental and personal changes, this number is likely to grow. Luckily, many organizations, like the American Kidney Fund2, recognize the need to educate the public and work tirelessly to lower kidney problems.
Speak with a qualified healthcare professional about your risk of kidney problems and remember, the best way to protect yourself is to get tested early and often.
1Preidt, R. (2018, July 5). 850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/news/20180705/850-million-people-worldwide-have-kidney-disease
2Chronic kidney disease (CKD). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/.
3Chronic kidney disease. (2019, August 15). Retrieved 1n.d., from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-kidney-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354521.
4Newman, T. (2017, December 13). Chronic kidney disease: Symptoms, causes, and treatment. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/172179.php.
By Marlena Chesner
Marlena Chesner is a Marketing Associate and Content Writer for Kibow® Biotech, the makers of Renadyl™. She is an author for several blogs, including The Hope and the official Renadyl™ Blog. She is an experienced outbound marketer and a passionate science communicator with love for cats and documentaries. Marlena has a bachelor’s degree in English Writing with a minor in Conflict Resolution from West Chester University, and she can be contacted at email@example.com.