Perth (EMS). Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has revealed that he was suffering from irreversible chronic kidney disease when he was born. This Australian all-rounder said that at one time he was not expected to live more than 12 years. He said that this disease has no symptoms and the kidney cannot be cured. When I was born, my parents were told I had “irreversible chronic kidney disease that has no symptoms but was discovered through ultrasound,” Green said. He said, ‘Chronic kidney disease keeps increasing. Unfortunately my kidneys don’t clean the blood like other people’s kidneys do. This 24 year old player is an important member of the Australian cricket team.
Green said his kidney function is currently at 60 percent, which is stage two and stage five, requiring a transplant or dialysis. He said, ‘I am currently in the second stage of the disease but if you do not take good care, then this level will go down further. Kidneys may not be fine. This cannot be fixed. So you try and find ways to slow the progression of the disease. Green’s mother Tarsi was diagnosed with the disease during a scan at 19 weeks of pregnancy. Not much was known about it at the time, Green’s father, Gary, said. At that time he was not expected to live more than 12 years. Fast bowling all-rounder Green made his debut for Australia in 2020 and has since played 24 Tests, 23 ODIs and eight T20 Internationals. He said that due to this disease his cricket career has also been affected as he gets muscle strain very easily. He said, ‘I have to keep my salt and protein low, which is not an ideal situation as a cricketer, but when there are matches, I start taking a little more protein because I spend a lot of energy on the field. You just have to find the right way to take care of yourself.
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