Don't kid with your kidneys

Reports indicate that between 8 to 10 per cent of the adult population have some form if kidney damage but fewer than 1 in 10 are aware of the importance of regular check-ups. Of those affected, only 1 in 5 people are ever referred to a specialist, and that is just sad for Kenya, which has an acute specialist shortage. Yes, you have no reason to kid with the twins as illustrated.

Sources: World Health Organisation, Dr Antony Were of Kenyatta National Hospital’s renal unit, US National Institute of Health, University of California, San Francisco,, National Kidney Foundation, Kenya Renal Association, Dr E. N. Kamuri, Dr. Gikonyo Mbira

Photos: Nation Library

Dated: March 25, 2014

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