By ANDE CWILI
23 March marked World Kidney Day. A new study by the South African Renal Society found that the disease has become a major health concern in the country, with the number of cases increasing significantly over the past decade.
The disease can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, and swelling of the legs and ankles. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to manage.
The study found that the highest rates of chronic kidney disease were found in the elderly population, with those aged 65 and over being the most affected. However, the disease is also prevalent in people under the age of 50.