In GO, about 400 people seek hospital to detect kidney disease

As part of the campaign swing of World Kidney Day held on Thursday at the Hospital Albert Rassi

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Booth's World Kidney Day was mounted at the entrance of the Hospital Albert Rassi (HGG)
Booth's World Kidney Day was mounted at the entrance of the Hospital Albert Rassi (HGG)

About 400 people visited the booth of World Kidney Day, which was right at the entrance of the Hospital Albert Rassi (HGG) in Goiânia (GO), on Thursday (14). The campaign also attracted curious passing down the street and saw movement. Who saw a change in examinations was soon seen by a doctor for the initial guidelines.

In addition to examinations, a questionnaire was done to identify whether the participant had any risk factor that could lead to having kidney disease.

According to data from the Brazilian Society of Nephrology, 75% of patients starting hemodialysis did not know they were CKD. In Brazil, about 10 million people have some renal dysfunction. The theme of the campaign of 2013 is Stop assaulting his kidney. Kidney disease are most often silent. Generally only give importance to kidney stones, but this is an easier problem to solve, says the head of the Section of Nephrology HGG, Antônio Vieira Junior Eustace.

In the unit, more than 300 patients per year undergo therapy with hemodialysis, an artificial process that replaces the functions of the kidneys. The unit has seven facilities that serve 14 patients daily.

These machines remove blood from the body and filtered. Section of Nephrology of HGG is the largest hospital service. There are 22 beds available for admission for various kidney problems and the occupancy rate is 98%.

After the management of social organization, HGG received investment of £ 123,000 in eight surgeries for video equipment that could be used for the treatment of kidney stones. This treatment less invasive and more used in private hospitals is of great benefit to the patient is made by the Section of Urology unit.

Polycystic kidney disease, a genetic origin or due hypertension or diabetes should be discovered as soon as possible. The diagnosis can be made by a simple examination of blood creatinine called explains the doctor.

Anthony Eustace points out that general practitioners should also be aware of the need for this exam. It also emphasizes that healthy habits such as blood pressure control, reduction of salt in food, drinking water and not smoking are essential for the prevention of kidney disease.