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WU Nephrologist on World Kidney Day – Prevention

Tarek Alhamad, MD

Washington University nephrologist Tarek Alhamad was interviewed by Lisa Hart, correspondent for the morning news show Fox 2 NOW in honor of World Kidney Day, March 8, 2018.

Dr. Alhamad took the opportunity to emphasize kidney health in women, since March 8 also marked the celebration of International Women’s Day.

Dr. Alhamad spoke about kidney problems more likely to occur in women than men, and stressed the importance of prevention and early detection of kidney disease for everyone.

“Kidney disease is a silent disease, symptoms are noticed only after damage has been done to the kidney,” says Dr. Alhamad. “Prevention is the key word here.”

Watch the interview here.

 

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