Kidney failure is on the rise in Singapore, and experts say all signs point to the numbers soaring further.
The latest report from the Renal Registry, which tracks kidney failure cases here, listed 913 new cases last year, up from 647 a decade ago.
The number on dialysis has risen too, with 5,237 needing it at the end of last year, up from 4,895 the previous year. More than half are men.
"What we are seeing is definitely the tip of the iceberg. The report only highlights patients who are on dialysis," said Dr Chionh Chang Yin, head of renal medicine at Changi General Hospital.