Facts about chronic kidney disease.
by Paola Medrano Pineda – Monday, January 24, 2022, 7:04 PM
Before looking for resources, my first thought (since I am Hispanic) would be that these countries do not have the best-filtered water, so it makes the minority groups more at risk for kidney disease. When I have visited my county, many Salvadorians seek healthcare because of kidney problems so I assumed it was the lack of fresh water. The water bottles (or water bags) that I would purchase, would taste like dirt. When I researched why it mentioned that we are more prone to diabetes and blood pressure (National Kidney Foundation, 2022). Now, I would still say there must be a link between a link with the water and the health conditions we face. When we eat something and it affects our health, we pass it on to our children, and therefore, we are then stamped as the group that is “more prone to having diabetes or blood pressure.” I learned that in a previous class, here at Stratford. The kidney’s jobs are to filter your blood and remove any extra fluid that is in your body which is then excreted by your urine. That’s why your ankles get swollen if you have kidney disease because of the retention of sodium in the body. If your kidneys are severely impaired, you may need dialysis or a kidney transplant to help you live. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help many conditions such as this from occurring.
National Kidney Foundation. (2022, January 11). Race, ethnicity, & kidney disease. National Kidney Foundation. Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/minorities-KD.
National Kidney Foundation. (2022, January 3). Facts about chronic kidney disease. National Kidney Foundation. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/about-chronic-kidney-disease.