Dr Adebowale Adewunmi, a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Monday said that ageing and diabetes are common causes of kidney failure.
Adewunmi made this known during a webinar tagged: “My Kidney, My Health”, organised by SUNU Health, a Health Maintenance Organisation.
He said that other causes of kidney failure include hypertension, severe anaemia, virus, drugs, obesity, genetic disorders among others.
He said that some self-prescribed drugs like calcium could also lead to kidney failure.
According to him, the prevalence of kidney in men is 10.4 per cent and 11.8 per cent in women while insufficient water.
According to Adewunmi, kidney challenge does not show signs and symptoms until it is 50 per cent damaged.
On how to keep the kidney healthy, he said : “Monitor your blood pressure, control blood sugar, low salt, low cholesterol, drink plenty of fluids, and be cautious with drugs and medication use.