HMC Expert Stresses Importance Of Kidney Health Awareness For Disease Prevention
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is encouraging individuals to enhance their understanding of kidney diseases, encompassing their origins, symptoms, and available treatment options, in order to alleviate the burden associated with this condition.
Dr. Mohamad Alkadi, a senior consultant in nephrology and kidney transplantation at Hamad General Hospital, highlights various factors contributing to kidney diseases. Notably, diabetes and hypertension account for 70% of kidney disease cases, making them the most significant culprits. In addition to these, Dr. Alkadi mentions other triggers such as immune disorders, genetic factors, heart muscle failure, excessive use of painkillers, and recurrent urinary tract infections, emphasizing the need for awareness.