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LAUTECH forum raises alarm over rising kidney-related deaths




Prof. Olugbenga Ayodele, a renowned nephrologist, has called on Nigerians to take care of their health, especially their kidneys.

Delivering a lecture, titled, “Kidney Health And Failure:  Taking Your Health Seriously”, organised by Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Postgraduate School, Ayodele identified diabetes, hypertension, low birth weight and obesity as some of the modifiable risk factors of kidney failure.

He disclosed that family history of kidney diseases, diabetes and hypertension are some of the non-modifiable risk factors of kidney failure.

The don urged Nigerians with loss of appetite, high blood pressure, nocturia, polyuria, oligouria with progressive renal impairment, nausea, vomiting to quickly report to the nearest hospital for medical check up.

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