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Every year 2.2 lakh new patients develop chronic kidney failure in country

Chandigarh, January 18: “Every year 2.2 lakh new patients develop chronic kidney failure in the country. It is also the 6th fastest growing cause of death, which may become the 5th leading cause by 2040,”
Addressing an event on completing 1200 successful kidney transplants , Dr Avinash Srivastava, director urology & renal transplant at Ivy Hospital Mohali said that high blood pressure, diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), untreated kidney stones and urinary tract infection (UTI) are the main reasons of kidney failure in India.
Dr Raka Kaushal director nephrology said that the prevalence of this disease has almost doubled over the past decade, and is expected to increase further due to rise in risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stress, and unhealthy eating habits.
Dr. Kulwant singh nephrologist, said that to prevent oneself from kidney diseases, one must reduce salt intake to lower blood pressure and avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
Meanwhile IVY is performing all types of living donor transplants, including high risk transplants, pediatric transplant swap cases, ABO incompatible transplants (non-blood group specific) and redo transplants.

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