Our kidneys perform many complex and crucial functions that keep us alive. They filter blood and remove waste products and excess fluid from our body. They also create hormones that help produce red blood cells, promote bone health, and regulate blood pressure.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as abnormalities of kidney structure or function, present for more than 3 months. It is estimated that more than 42 million people have CKD in South-East Asia, of which 1.67 million are from Singapore.
Unfortunately, many Singaporeans are unaware that they are living with CKD as the early stages of CKD are usually asymptomatic, and affected individuals are not aware of it or its damages until any kidney function is lost. If untreated, CKD may progress into end-stage kidney failure requiring dialysis for survival. Hence, early detection of kidney disease through health screening is crucial to ensuring the right treatment can be introduced at the right time to slow down the progression of CKD.
Join us in the upcoming webinar with Dr Wong Weng Kin, StarMed’s kidney specialist, to learn more about kidney health and how to prevent chronic kidney disease.