Kidney Disease has slowly but steadily gained the tag of a Silent Epidemic on a global scale. It is NOT a single entity, but an umbrella term that covers a diverse range of conditions that affect our Kidneys be it, directly or indirectly. As per the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies by the World health organization (WHO), around 5-10 million people die because of some form of kidney disease either due to lack of access to treatment or due to the irreversible nature of the condition itself. This number is potentially the same as the number of lives claimed by Cancer, Diabetes or Respiratory Diseases. In addition, it occupies a significant chunk of the healthcare budget for any country.
In a nutshell, kidney diseases can be a massive drain of physical health, emotional well-being & financial savings. This is precisely what makes it imperative for you to proactively learn about the risk.
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