Important Warning from the Specialist: Attention to Salts Containing Potassium!

Stating that diabetes and hypertension developing due to nutrition and salt consumption can lead to kidney failure, Internal Diseases and Nephrology Specialist Prof. Dr. Gülçin Kantarcı made important warnings. Drawing attention to salts containing potassium, Prof. Dr. Kantarcı explained that dialysis patients with kidney failure and organ transplant patients should definitely not use them.

Renal failure continues to be a major health problem both in Turkey and in the world today. Stating that 1 in every 10 people throughout the world and 1 in every 7 people in Turkey have renal failure,Yeditepe University Hospitals Internal Diseases and Nephrology Specialist Prof.  Gülçin Kantarcı, MD. pointed out that this number is increasing, especially among young people. Underlining that the most important factors in the emergence of the problem are the malnutrition and excessive salt consumption, Prof. Dr. Gülçin Kantarcı said that the wrong or excessive consumption of salt paves the way for many different problems from heart failure to hypertension as well as kidney failure.

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