NHS has to spend a majority of its budget in treating kidney problems; the costs incurred by the disease alone are more than that due to combined costs of breast, lung, colon and skin cancer.
Findings in a recently published report by NHS Kidney Care suggest that despite the costs, still several millions of people are yet to be diagnosed of the disease and thus are not even treated.
Detailed reports suggest that each year, NHS in England has to spend more than £1.4bn for such conditions, which is more than the combined costs spent by the health service on breast, skin and colon cancer.
Statistical reports revealed that in England alone as many as 1.8 m people are diagnosed with advanced form of kidney disease, which means their kidney can no more carry on which with normal proceeding; it won't be able to filter out waste products from the blood.
However, more worse is that majority of the people, who are facing the condition, are not aware of it, thus they are not able to receive medical treatment during the initial stages, thus complicating things.
Experts suggest that if the disease is caught during the early stages, then it becomes easier, as the treatment during the time excludes the need for expensive dialysis and also transplants.