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20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by ikorodureporta: 7:36pm On Feb 17
Nigerians have kidney disease, just it canvasses early detection of the diseases.

The President of the association, Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi, disclosed on Monday at a news conference heralding the association’s 32nd Annual General Meeting, AGM, and Scientific Conference, in Ibadan.

According to her, the theme of the AGM, ‘Kidney and Demographics,’ is to sensitise the public on primary prevention, owing to the high cost of treating the disease.

She noted that there were multiple factors causing kidney diseases, apart from genetics, adding that the nation’s health insurance needed to be reviewed to cater for people with the disease.

“The prevalence of kidney disease is about eight to 12 percent of the Nigerian population; it could be more, but as you may well know, many of our people don’t report to the hospital on time.

“They would have tried one or two alternative practices like native doctors or turned to spiritual houses to seek attention; we don’t get to see them early, but we believe it is about eight to 12 percent.

“So, if you work it out, 10 percent will be about 20 million Nigerians having kidney diseases.

“There are so many practices apart from us being genetically predisposed to kidney diseases.

“There are some practices that are not very good for our kidney health; oftentimes, some women use some medicated soaps that contain mercury; this is not good for the kidney,” she said.

According to her, many people also take herbal medications, which are not quantified, while the concentration is unknown.

The president, however, noted that early detection as well as government support in terms of policy for renal care would help reduce its prevalence.

She said that the economy of taking care of patients with the disease fell on the family, which, she added, was in favour of men than women.

Ulasi called for the review of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to cover care of kidney diseases.

She said that other ailments, such as hypertension and diabetes as well as some drugs for arthritis for the elderly, if not prescribed, could cause kidney diseases.

https://dailynigerian.com/20m-nigerians-have-kidney-diseases-nephrologists/

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by ikorodureporta: 7:40pm On Feb 17
"Also, Dr Adanze Asinobi, a paediatric nephrologist, said that women should be well-nourished so as to give birth to healthy babies.
According to her, low birth weight contributes to prevalence of kidney diseases in children, hence the need for women to be wary of using bleaching cream and soap.
“If they have low birth weight or they are premature, their organs won’t develop well.
“Their kidney starts up having smaller numbers because there is a range for a functional kidney unit.
“If units are small from the beginning, then such a child is at risk of developing kidney disease more than the healthy individuals. Therefore, hypertension may have its origin in childhood,” Asinobi said."

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Mrshape: 7:58pm On Feb 17
Stop generating numbers to scare people

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Sunnycliff(m): 11:50am On Feb 18
Na lie, I no gree

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by homirefacuny(m): 11:50am On Feb 18
Haba ki lo sele grin

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by NaijaMutant(f): 11:50am On Feb 18
Only 20 million?




It should be more shocked
Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by NaijaMutant(f): 11:51am On Feb 18
Mrshape:
Stop generating numbers to scare people


Even though the numbers may be exaggerated, it is still close to reality.

It's just 10% of Nigerians

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Tajbol4splend(m): 11:51am On Feb 18
Ifeoma, liars

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Bolacarpainter: 11:51am On Feb 18
Too much consumption of alcohol and what have you

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Alexun(m): 11:51am On Feb 18
cry
Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by adecz: 11:51am On Feb 18
angry sad


Why not?

When you consider that dangerous,
carcinogenic, nephrotoxic & liver damaging banned chemicals like Sniper® are used
routinely by unscrupulous Nigerians
in food preservation, especially
by sellers of dry fish & stockfish..

Bleach ( hypochlorite ) is used by
producers of Akpu, while paracetamol
is used in restaurants to soften meat!!

Roasting meat or animals with
condemned car tyres or kerosene is another
dangerous practice that releases
dangerous hydrocarbons & sulfur into
our food..

In fact, we should have more
sufferers than 2Om!!


NAFDAC will not investigate such
obvious sources of Illnesses.

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by designexploit(m): 11:52am On Feb 18
How did you know? I'm very very sure you are among the 20 million...

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by charlesELIKIBA: 11:52am On Feb 18
says a quack doctor

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by pennywys(m): 11:52am On Feb 18
embarassed

everyone just wanna say anything just to trend

what is the statics?


fuckkking liars everywhere

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Yohh: 11:52am On Feb 18
1 of10 be that na?
People should however note that though the figure might be bloated, u can have a kidney issue and still being wandering around unknowingly, this set of people has also been captured in the stat.

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by mistacoco2: 11:53am On Feb 18
Nawao
Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by wilemer: 11:53am On Feb 18
ikorodureporta:

Nigerians have kidney disease, just it canvasses early detection of the diseases.

She noted that there were multiple factors causing kidney diseases, apart from genetics, adding that the nation’s health insurance needed to be reviewed to cater for people with the disease.

“The prevalence of kidney disease is about eight to 12 percent of the Nigerian population; it could be more, but as you may well know, many of our people don’t report to the hospital on time.

“So, if you work it out, 10 percent will be about 20 million Nigerians having kidney diseases.

“There are so many practices apart from us being genetically predisposed to kidney diseases.

“There are some practices that are not very good for our kidney health; oftentimes, some women use some medicated soaps that contain mercury; this is not good for the kidney,” she said.



This is alarming shocked
Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Spysees: 11:53am On Feb 18
Lot of people down with kidney disease? I knew it

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Mixial: 11:53am On Feb 18
wishing all them quickest recovery
Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by DelilahMakinde(f): 11:54am On Feb 18
undiagnosed or already diagnosed ?

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by nnaeyes6: 11:55am On Feb 18
Maybe 8 out of 10 of his immediate family are celebrating the disease
Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Perfecttouchade: 11:55am On Feb 18
When Nigerians can't get a better meal and what u see on sales are not healthy enough for human consumption... but that figures look unrealistic abeg..eat healthy and stay healthy. We beg the government to bring medical facilities to standard..no quote me o manna cheesy

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by abat4real37(f): 11:55am On Feb 18
NaijaMutant:
Only 20 million?




It should be more shocked
u can add yourself to the lost na

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by proclinician: 11:55am On Feb 18
True talk.

A lol of people actually feel very proud they can drink 20 bottles of alcohol while they have no money for medical care.

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Lethal234(m): 11:55am On Feb 18
Nigerians and figure manufacture, 20mili, when did you conduct the research?

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by Generalwoodz(m): 11:56am On Feb 18
Last last Nobody is leaving this earth alive


GEN IBB

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Re: 20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases - Nephrologists by ainas247: 11:56am On Feb 18
Minus me, my family, my loved ones, Chelsea cry supporters and Nairalanders.


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