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Technical Chamber of Nephrology AL warns of kidney care

 
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The Technical Chamber of Nephrology Alagoas promoted on Wednesday (16), all day mobilization on the sidewalk Trade Center of Miami, to mark the passing of World Kidney Day, celebrated on the last day 11. With the theme Take care of your heart, take good care of your kidneys, the action aims to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the kidneys to prevent the occurrence of renal and cardiac diseases.

During the event, were measurements of blood pressure, diabetes testing, referrals for tests of determination of creatinine and urinalysis, and receive education on the kidneys. The Blood Center of Alagoas (Hemoal) also participates in the event and set up a structure to make the register of bone marrow donors.

Data of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (SBN) show that kidney disease has already reached 11% of world population and is a major cause of cardiovascular problems such as cerebral vascular accident (CVA) and myocardial infarction.

According to the coordinator of the Technical Division of Nephrology and Chair of the Association of Kidney Patients and Transplantation of Alagoas, Wilton José da Silva, there are 1,500 patients on dialysis, 450 are transplanted and another 800 are on the waiting list in the state.

Source: Isaude.net
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