The latest statistics of kidney failure showed that the total number of patients with chronic renal failure reached 21 thousand injured in the Kingdom, and most of these patients were men by 56% and women by 44%, according to the annual report of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation.
The highest percentage for the age group was between 26 and 53 years, with a total of 8297 patients, followed by those between 56 and 65 years with 4,800 patients, while the percentage increased for those over the age of 75 to reach 1924 patients, of whom 19,522 were treated with hemodialysis and 1546 with protein dialysis.
Causes of injury
The director of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Dr. Bishr Al-Attar, explained that kidney damage due to diabetes is still the largest percentage, as the percentage of those affected by it represented 43%, while those affected by high blood pressure reached 34% of all patients with chronic renal failure.
Al-Attar said: Through our review of the most prominent causes of kidney damage, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, in addition to avoiding obesity, are still among the most prominent indicators and factors that limit the spread of chronic renal failure diseases.
Professor and consultant of nephrology at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Saad Al-Shuhayeb, stated that the number of patients washing the kidneys has become widespread in the world, and in the Kingdom there were only 2000 people washing the kidneys, while the number exceeded 20 thousand at the present time, indicating that the main reason for the spread is Diabetes, followed by blood pressure, in addition to the wrong use of drugs and some infections and genetic diseases.
Symptoms of renal insufficiency
Swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet
Unexplained shortness of breath
Chest pain or pressure
Drowsiness or tiredness