Recognize And Prevent Kidney Disease With Early Detection

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Recognize And Prevent Kidney Disease With Early Detection

JAKARTA — Kidney disease continues to increase every year and is projected to be the 5th cause of death by 2040.

Academician of the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Kidney and Hypertension UGM, dr. Metalia Puspitasari M.Sc., Sp.PD., KGH said, ten percent of people who experience kidney disorders are chronic or long-standing kidney disorders.

“9 out of 10 people do not understand and do not know that they have kidney problems,” said Meta in commemoration of World Kidney Day, quoted from the UGM.ac id page.

Meta explained, kidney disorders are divided into two, namely acute kidney disorders (occurs suddenly) and chronic (has been happening for a long time).

Acute kidney disorders are usually caused by inadequate drinking intake, severe vomiting, profuse diarrhea, causing a lack of fluids in the body.

In addition, the consumption of certain drugs can also cause acute kidney disorders.

Meanwhile, chronic kidney disorders are caused by long-term diseases, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, heart disease.

“It can also be caused by an infection that is not treated effectively which slowly damages the kidneys and reduces the function of these organs over time,” he added.

Early detection

Meta said, there are several tests that can be done for early detection of kidney disorders, including an increase in blood pressure and pulse, swelling of body parts, pale face or anemia, and decreased urination.

“We can also perform laboratory tests such as urea, creatinine, and urine to determine kidney function. High creatinine levels in the blood can be a sign of kidney problems. There is also an electrolyte check. When a person has kidney problems, these electrolytes become imbalanced. This is a simple check that can be done,” he said.

Then, if you feel symptoms of impaired kidney function, Meta recommends immediately consulting the nearest internal medicine doctor.

For kidney disorders, you can consult an internal medicine doctor while seeing what direction the kidney disorder is.

If you have kidney problems due to an enlarged prostate, you can then consult a urologist. If the enlarged prostate causes urinary flow problems, certain measures need to be taken.

If kidney disorders are accompanied by tumor disorders in the gynecological area or uterus, you can consult an internist or obstetrician.

“In addition to internal medicine doctors, we can consult internal medicine doctors who specialize in kidney and hypertension consultants,” said Meta.

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