Kidney failure without any history rising in Delhi
Navneet Kumar, 22, is a professional photographer who considered himself fit and healthy. He didn't have any smoking or drinking habit, but then too both his kidneys failed.
Dr Anup Kumar, head of renal transplant department at Safdarjung Hospital said, "These days we are witnessing slew of patients suffering with kidney aliments in which patients do not have any history of smoking, drinking alcohol, hypertension and diabetes. Medically, we call it idiopathy and change in lifestyle, poor eating habits and continuous exposure to the toxins (air & water pollution) are the attributing factors to it."
"At Safdarjung Hospital, about 40 per cent of kidney patients are having complication due to idiopathy. Navneet (a patient) had multi-organ failure issues. But we managed to save his life. He is now recovering well after kidney transplant," said Dr Kumar.
Amit Kumar, Navneet's brother said, "My younger brother absolutely well in his life. It is for the past one year, he started having a swelled face and other health complications. When we investigated, it was found that his both kidneys were damaged. He was on dialysis for the last six months but after the kidney transplant, he is doing well."
Dr Sanjeev Bagai, Padma Shree and Senior Consultant, Paediatric nephrologist, Dwarka Manipal Hospital said that incidents of kidney failure due to idiopathy have reportedly increased.
"The reason could be untreated pyelonephritis in childhood which shoots up in the adulthood. Also, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD's) and poor lifestyle have contributed to more than 60 per cent of the global deaths. If not controlled and prevented, it can put lives into major threat." more