Ledviny na prodej

NEW HAVEN – Světový den ledvin, jenž připadá na 12. března, je součástí celosvětové zdravotnické kampaně, která nás má upozornit na důsledky onemocnění ledvin. Důvodů k�oslavám je bohužel málo.

Podle Mezinárodní nefrologické společnosti postihují onemocnění ledvin více než 500 milionů lidí z�celého světa, což je 10% dospělé populace. Vzhledem k�faktu, že stále více lidí trpí vysokým krevním tlakem a cukrovkou (což jsou klíčové rizikové faktory onemocnění ledvin), bude se situace pouze zhoršovat.

Každý rok se objeví 1,8 milionu nových případů nejzávažnější formy onemocnění ledvin, totiž jejich selhání. Pokud pacienti se selháním ledvin nepodstoupí transplantaci ledvin nebo nezačnou docházet na dialýzu – nákladnou celoživotní proceduru, která čistí krev od jedovatých látek –, během několika týdnů zaručeně zemřou.

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