Here's why kidney dysfunction is more common in women than men

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In turn, pregnancy-related complications increase the risk of kidney disease: pre-eclampsia, a syndrome in which a defect of the implantation of the placenta affects normal kidneys inducing hypertension and proteinuria, is one of the 3 leading causes of maternal mortality.

"This year, World Kidney Day falls on the same date as International Women's Day, offering a unique opportunity for us to focus on women's kidney health", said Elizabeth Myles, Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation of Canada. (ALSO READ World Kidney Day 2018: Ek Chammach Kam Campaign to Launch on World Kidney Day to Limit Salt Intake). I said, 'What! A live donor!? Yes!

"Our research provides some reassuring evidence suggesting that there is no detrimental effect of infrequent, relatively light use of marijuana on kidney function among healthy adults under age 60", said lead investigator Dr. Murray Mittleman.

DIANE Bell is quick to tell people she is no hero.

"Our kidneys perform many critical functions, and people with kidney disease usually don't have symptoms until they have lost a significant amount of their kidney function", said Amanda Hale, RN, vice president of nursing for DaVita Kidney Care.

With just over a month of the new dialysis unit being commissioned, Dr. Clarke said: "We've been able with the extra machine to increase our capacity".

Vice president, Nigerian Association of Nephrologists, Dr Adaeze Asinobi, has raised alarm over increasing case of kidney problem in Nigeria, stating that about 15 per cent of all Nigerians have some form of kidney disease. So, on World Kidney Day, we share with you some FAQs answered by Dr Hemal Shah, Senior Nephrologist & Secretary of Amar Gandhi Foundation. Out of those, over 10,000 people are on life-saving dialysis and 1,800 people are awaiting a kidney transplant. Whilst having pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for AKI and CKD in itself, women who have had the condition in the past are also at a five times increased of developing end stage renal disease (ESRD). It is not uncommon that the first time someone is aware they have a kidney problem is when they have had a blood test and it is an incidental finding.

There is a link between menstrual irregularities and CKD, as women with CKD commonly face menstrual irregularities.

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Ms Maloney's story has a happy ending, but she wants to warn others to take their health seriously in the hope of saving someone from the "torment of dialysis", surgery and possible death.

Whatever the reasons, the gender imbalance means that ailing women often wait longer for a kidney transplant. Their vision is that all Canadians with or at risk of kidney disease will receive optimal patient-centered care and achieve best outcomes.

"It almost caused my death".

"Now that I've got all of this knowledge, I drill it into my family's head", she says.

No donor match has been found for Kinney yet.

"I think she would", said Heather Sullivan.

According to Doctor George Moturi a kidney specialist, currently, kidney disease is the 8th cause of death among women with close to 600,000 deaths each year. Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD is a serious kidney disease in which your kidney loses the ability to function gradually.