Understanding kidney disease
The term “chronic kidney disease” means lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse over time. If the damage is very bad, your kidneys may stop working.
Architect Gbenga down with kidney disease, needs N17m for transplant
50-year-old architect, Adewale Gbenga is battling stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and seeks help from well-meaning Nigerians for a transplant that would cost N17m.
Fresh concerns over chemicals for ripening fruits, softening foods
In recent times, there have claims and counter claims on health implications of using chemicals such as calcium carbide, ethylene and ethephon for ripening fruits and akanwu (alum/potash) for softening foods. A school of though has associated the rising cases of chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney damage, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, food poisoning, infertility,…
Kidney Disease: Why you should not take “Agbo’’
According to the World health organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is generally available, affordable, and commonly used in large parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
‘25m Nigerians living with chronic kidney disease’
No fewer than 25 million Nigerians are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with over 80 per cent of the patients on dialysis dying due to high cost of treatment.
High-potassium foods to avoid by people living with kidney disease
People with chronic kidney disease need to limit the amount of potassium they consume because their kidneys cannot process potassium properly, causing it to build up in the blood.Medications used to treat kidney disease can also raise potassium levels.
Addressing rising cases, high cost of treating chronic kidney disease
Nigeria, on March 8, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Kidney Day (WKD). A day set aside to raise awareness on the plight of people living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and how to better prevent, treat and manage the “incurable condition.” CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and OLUWATOSIN AREO write. Tina…
Medical breakthrough: End of kidney disease, infertility in sight
A stunning medical breakthrough has seen human kidney tissue capable of producing urine grown in the lab, in a world first. Experts used stem cells to create mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice, with tests revealing they were able to filter and excrete waste. The research will allow medical researchers to model kidney diseases using…
Please help! Rose Kevwe needs N8.5 million for kidney transplant
Mrs. Rose Kevwe has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. She has been undergoing dialyses every week at Kidney Solution in Ikeja, Lagos.
Hope for kidney disease patients as mini-organs grown in lab
By creating and manipulating mini-kidney organoids that contain a realistic micro-anatomy, University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine, United States (U.S.), researchers can now track the early stages of polycystic kidney disease. The organoids are grown from human stem cells.