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'Around 10% of world's population has Chronic Kidney Disease'

Around 10 percent of the world's population has Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), said a health expert.

Zee Media Bureau

Gurgaon: Around 10 percent of the world's population has Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), said a health expert.

The number of affected is even higher in people above the age of 75 years as 50 percent of them suffer from the disease, said Dr PN Gupta, senior consultant for Nephrology, at Paras Hospital.

Speaking at a function to mark the occasion of World Kidney Day, March 12, Dr Gupta said that kidney disease can affect people of all ages and races .

“One in five men and one in four men between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from CKD,” he added.

Advising patients the correct diet and asking them to steer clear of salts, Dr Gupta said that dialysis can help older CKD sufferers, while younger patients can opt for kidney transplant, with the number of successful transplants growing every year.

At the function, the participants were briefed how the kidney transplant was done, and the surgeon gave details of the procedure.

At the function, Dr Gupta also advised participants to choose foods which are healthy for the heart.

(With ANI Inputs)

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