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Health Information on Kidney Diseases


  • Kidney diseases, especially End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), are already the 7th leading cause of death among the Filipinos. One Filipino develops chronic renal failure every hour or about 120 Filipinos per million of population per year.

  • More than 5,000 Filipino patients are presently undergoing dialysis and approximately 1.1 million people worldwide are on renal replacement therapy.

  • Kidney diseases include conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy.

  • If kidney disease gets worse, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage.

  • Diabetes is an important cause of kidney failure and diabetes is five times more common in the Asians when compared to the white population.

  • Another lifestyle related disorder-hypertension is an important cause of kidney failure and it too has seen a global increase in its incidence. Asians are twice more prone to develop this condition in comparison to the white population.

What are the warning signs of kidney disease?


  • Puffiness of the eye area
  • Progressive swelling of parts of the body usually at the ankles
  • Back pain on the lower part just below the ribcage
  • Changes in urination (increased or decreased frequency of urination, frequent urination at night, pain or unusually sensation during voiding, hesitancy or difficulty in initiating urination, change in color of the urine, blood in the urine)
  • New onset of high blood pressure


Early Detection can save lives


Early detection of kidney disease can be lifesaving. Medication and changes to lifestyle, along with an early referral specialist, can prevent or delay kidney failure. If you are ‘at higher risk’ of chronic kidney disease, talk to your doctor about having a regular kidney health check. This includes:


  • Blood pressure test
  • Blood test for kidney function
  • Urine test for protein (proteinuria)


  • Lifestyle changes can keep your kidneys healthy


Making healthy lifestyle choices can help to keep your kidneys functioning well:


  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables including legumes (peas or beans) and grain-based food like bread, pasta, noodles, rice and rice.
  • Eat some lean meat like chicken and fish each week.
  • Eat only small amounts of salty or fatty food.
  • Drink plenty of water instead of other drinks.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Stay fit. Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity that increases your heart rate on five or more days of the week including walking, lawn mowing, bike riding, swimming or gentle aerobics.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Limit your alcohol to two small drinks per day if you are male and one small drink per day if you are female.
  • Have your blood pressure checked regularly.
  • Do things that help and reduce your stress levels.


Sources: National Kidney Foundation ( National Kidney and Transplant Institute (

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