Where do you live and what do you do? Two questions that might impact your kidney health

Mabel Aoun, Dania Chelala
2022 Frontiers in Nephrology  
In many cases the social determinants of health need to be assessed through their interaction with environmental factors. This review looks at the impact of physical location and occupation of individuals on their kidney health. It examines the effect of living at high altitude on kidney function and the relationship between extreme cold or hot temperatures and the incidence of kidney injury. It reviews as well the many occupations that have been linked to kidney disease in high-income and
more » ... nd-middle-income countries. As a conclusion, this overview proposes preventive recommendations that could be individualized based on weather, altitude, socio-economic level of the country and occupation of the individual.
doi:10.3389/fneph.2022.1011964 fatcat:pcsysnxffrbjxpw637pqjcbl5q