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Why Women are more vulnerable to kidney diseases

Posted on 06/30/2022 by RBH

Women take care of the family but often neglect their health. It is a known scenario that most women ignore their pain, and discomfort and keep their family above their health. Women should take care of their health as they go through a lot of health-related issues in their different stages of life some of them faces trouble in the menstrual beginning while other face trouble during menopause. There are several conditions in their adult life where they face a lot of issues such as hormonal changes, deficiency of vitamins and minerals during and after pregnancy, excessive workload, and most of them are deprived of a properly balanced diet. All these things together cause a lot of health-related issues in women and Kidney Disease is one of them. Women are at higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease as compared to men and according to various studies, it is found that it is one of the 8th leading causes of death among women across the world. It causes a risk of morbidity and leads to renal failure that might require replacement dialysis or kidney transplant in order to resume the function of the kidney.

Lupus nephritis is one of the most commonly caused kidney diseases in women. It is basically an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the body's own cells and tissues that create a life-threatening condition. Usually, this kind of disease gets worse over time and ultimately leads to kidney failure. When the condition of the patient becomes severe, in those cases kidney transplant becomes necessary. According to various studies,it is found that 9 out of 10 people who suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus disease are women.

Pyelonephritis is also known as a kidney infection which is basically a type of urinary tract infection caused by bacteria. Prolonged Bacterial infection in the lower urinary tract which is left untreated causes the spread of infection that moves upstream toward the Kidneys which leads to infection which is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. This kind of urinary tract infection is also more common among women due to their body structure or anatomy.

Warning Signs that show you have a kidney disease

  • Having less energy or fatigue
  • Trouble and concentrating
  • Accumulation of toxins and impurities in blood
  • Having dry and itchy skin
  • Frequent urination
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Experience Singh's persistent performance around the eyes
  • Swelling in ankles and feet
  • Sodium retention in the body that causes swelling
  • Poor appetite
  • Muscle cramps
  • Foul-smelling urine

When there is a decrease in kidney function in those cases sodium retention in the body increases which may cause swelling in feet and ankle this can also lead to heart disease, liver disease, and chronic leg problems; therefore, if you experience any of the above mention warning signs one should seek medical help immediately; as early diagnosis help in providing better treatment options and might also help in preventing kidney failure.

Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the top hospitals in Jaipur. We have a team of the best doctors, urologists, healthcare professionals, and a few of the best kidney specialists in Jaipur. If you are looking for any chance in Jaipur or have any kind of urology, contact us for expert assistance and care.