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World Kidney Day promotes equitable care for kidney patients

London, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Under the slogan "Advancing equitable access to care and optimal medication practice," humanity celebrates World Kidney Day on Thursday to promote the early detection of any kidney disease.

Since 2006, the second Thursday in March has been dedicated to this theme, established by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. Other health organizations and specialists joined in the field of dialysis and other kidney treatments.

Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that ten percent of the global population suffers from some form of chronic kidney disease. No one usually realizes it until the problem is quite advanced and treatment includes dialysis or a transplant.

It is predicted that this disease will be the fifth leading death cause by 2040.

According to specialists, kidney failure is a pathology that does not need other symptoms to be considered and treated with care.

The kidneys are the body’s great filter and help eliminate, through the urine, all toxins produced or ingested by the human body.

When they fail to work or become obstructed, intoxication is generated at levels that can be fatal.