Guadalajara, México, Mar. 15 (Notimex).- Uncontrolled hypertensive disease and sedentary lifestyle are among the main risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease, said the nephrologist of the Hospital of Specialties of the IMSS in Jalisco, Benjamín Gómez Navarro.
"The lifestyle changes risks notably, but what leads to diabetes or hypertension are damage factors to the kidney and another aspect is sedentary lifestyle, the Mexicans move very little" said the specialist of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS, for its acronym in Spanish).
He stressed that it is estimated that 12 percent of Mexicans do not perform physical activity, which can lead to diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and consequently renal involvement.
Kidney failure is affecting younger people, and even in the Nephrology Service of this hospital there are records of patients in the 16 to 23 years of age with several years of evolving disease.
Currently in the Nephrology Service, approximately 130 patients are treated with hemodialysis, and approximately 500 patients are in transplant protocol, once they receive the donation of a kidney.
He indicated that the third reason for treatment of peritoneal dialysis in the Hospital of Specialties are patients who have already been transplanted but who have had graft loss or malfunction of the same.
He insisted that it is hypertension, diabetes, and glomerular diseases, which can cause the glomeruli to leak blood or protein in the urine.
The urine can look pink or light brown due to blood, or it can become foamy due to proteins, which is the main causes of chronic kidney disease among patients treated with replacement therapies in this High Specialty Medical Unit.