two months ago He died this week at the age of 83Tina Turner has opened up about putting herself at “great risk” with her health.
For International World Kidney Day on March 9, the music superstar warned her social media followers about the importance of keeping an eye on the health of your kidneys, especially since kidneys can fail without pain.
“Show your kidneys love! They deserve it. My kidneys are a victim of what I didn’t realize was that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine,” she wrote. an instagram post, “I put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I needed daily, lifelong therapy with medication. For too long I believed my body to be an untouchable and indestructible fortress.”
According to National Kidney FoundationPeople may not be diagnosed with kidney failure at first, because symptoms often develop slowly. The foundation said diabetes and high blood pressure are responsible for two-thirds of chronic kidney disease cases.
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Turner’s post was in connection with an international campaign for kidney health, directing fans to learn more about her story and organ health through the website www.showyourkidneyslove.com,
on site, singer recited how high blood pressure, which he was diagnosed with in 1978, led to problems with his kidneys.
“I was struggling to get back on my feet after suffering a stroke in 2009 due to my poorly controlled high blood pressure. It was then that I first learned that my kidneys were no longer working well . They had already lost thirty-five percent of the function,” she explained in the post. “To survive, I had to start dialysis. It was my only option, but being hooked up to a machine for hours was depressing. For the next nine months, my whole life was about dialysis.”
next step? The organ transplant of her husband, German music executive Erwin Bach, in 2017.
“I was fortunate that Irwin offered to donate one of his kidneys to me. It was the first step in a kidney transplant, a very complicated procedure,” she said.
Turner, who rose to stardom in the 1960s and became a global music icon, has died “after a long illness”. his house in switzerland, his spokesman Bernard Doherty confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. No further details were released on the illness or cause of death.
What is kidney disease?
Chronic kidney disease occurs when one’s kidneys are damaged and over time cannot clean the blood as well as healthy kidneys. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention telling.
“If the kidneys don’t work well, toxic waste and extra fluid build up in the body and can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and early death,” says the CDC.
About this 37 million people About 1 in 7 American adults is estimated to have chronic kidney disease, according to the CDC.
What are the symptoms of kidney disease?
While most people may not experience serious symptoms until kidney disease is advanced, the National Kidney Foundation states that symptoms can include:
Fatigue, Trouble concentrating, Loss of appetite, Trouble sleeping, Night-time muscle cramps, Swollen feet and ankles, Swelling around the eyes, especially in the morning
dry, itchy skin
frequent urination, especially at night
The organization adds that doctors may perform blood and urine tests to check your kidney function and create an appropriate treatment plan.
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