Recent Trends in Risk Factors Associated with Kidney Diseases

Okolonkwo Benjamin Nnamdi *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Pamo University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Port Harcourt. Rivers State. Nigeria.

Ajibo Doris Nnenna

Department of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Port Harcourt. Rivers State. Nigeria.

George-Opuda Maureen Ibitroko

Department of Chemical Pathology / Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Rivers State University (RUST), Port Harcourt. Rivers State. Nigeria.

Nwahiri Jude Donatus

Department of Chemical Pathology / Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Rivers State University (RUST), Port Harcourt. Rivers State. Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The kidneys play a vital role in our overall health and well-being. Their ability to filter waste, reabsorb essential nutrients and maintain a balance of fluids and electrolytes in our body is essential for our health. However, various factors such as age-related changes, exposure to toxins, and lifestyle habits can contribute to a decline in kidney function, leading to potential health issues. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the risk factors that can cause kidney damage and take early interventive measures to slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease. By raising awareness of these risk factors, we can work towards preventing the development of chronic kidney disease and reducing the incidence of end-stage renal disease. It is important to note that several of these risk factors are modifiable, and early diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease can prevent severe complications. Through regular check-ups, identifying these risk factors through panels of tests, and taking a proactive approach towards our health, we can ensure that we maintain healthy kidney function and prevent potential health problems. In conclusion, by taking a constructive approach towards our health and being aware of the risk factors that can cause kidney damage, we can work towards maintaining healthy kidney function and preventing chronic kidney disease. Let us prioritize our health and make changes to our lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of kidney disease and ensure our long-term well-being.

Keywords: Kidney, toxins, risk factors, age, diabetes, chronic, end-stage


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Nnamdi , O. B., Nnenna , A. D., Ibitroko , G.-O. M., & Donatus , N. J. (2024). Recent Trends in Risk Factors Associated with Kidney Diseases . Asian Journal of Research in Nephrology, 7(1), 7–30. Retrieved from https://journalajrn.com/index.php/AJRN/article/view/72

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