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Chronic renal failure is the loss of the ability of the kidneys, whose main function is to filter blood and remove impurities from the body steadily, the excess fluid and salts through the urine. Another task is the relevant body to regulate blood pressure.
Of this body, say experts, depends largely on the proper functioning of the heart. If injured, increases the chances of cardiovascular disease, the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
To raise public awareness, Fresenius Medical Care, a center specializing in patients with chronic kidney disease, supporting the campaign “Protect your kidneys, save your heart.” Through the initiative, people are looking for checks and found the body’s functions through simple and noninvasive tests.
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with a urine test, we investigate the presence of proteins, which can detect if the kidneys are no injuries or structure. As one examines blood keratinize levels that determine organ function.
Despite the simplicity of diagnosis, estimated that about 2 million Argentines do not know they have chronic kidney disease.
Moreover, the country has more than 25 000 patients on dialysis and 50% of them admitted to treatment in emergency conditions, thereby increasing morbidity and mortality.
In turn, it is estimated that one in every 10 adults has some form of kidney damage. In that sense, Fresenius Medical Care specialists conclude that “kidney disease is not rare, so its detection in health programs can help prevent or improve their evolution and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease “.
No communicable diseases in the country representing 60% of the deaths, of which 34, 5% related to heart problems. After pairing the proper functioning of this body to the kidneys, experts suggest checks done after 65 years or sooner if the patient has any risk factors as overweight, diabetes, smoking or hypertension. “