Monday, 16 March 2015

Kidney Disease Awareness Grows

It must be good news for many to hear this, especially given that we had World Kidney Day last week!

Organisations like the National Kidney Foundation do their best to raise awareness, and the continual stream of advice, along with advances in treating diabetes (one of THE major causes of kidney disease) and high blood pressure treatments seem to be getting through. Does it do any good? Well the American government reported in the latest figures availabble that there were fewer new cases of people going on to dialysis in 2011 compared to 2010. And over the previous two years the number of new cases held steady. LINK

This sort of news doesn't hit the headlines of newspapers, but for kidney disease sufferers, it is very welcome. Two factors were highlighted as being responsible - greater awareness and better treatment of the leading causes. Now if only they can get more transplants.