One in 10 Albanians results with damaged kidneys

One in 10 Albanians results with damaged kidneys

 Kidney disease in the population of Albania seems to be an alarm bell for Albanain health system. Nephrologists say that 10.6% of Albanians are affected by kidney damage, up to their dysfunction.

Myftar Barbullushi, chief of the nephrology service, says: "When we say kidney problems, we are talking about no such infections or problems, but serious injuries and up to kidney dysfunction. 1380 patients make the haemodialysis, 50 are transplanted."

One in 10 Albanians results with damaged kidneys

Barbullushi adds that the cause of kidney disease is linked to a number of factors: increased diabetes, hypertension and malnutrition. "

This alert of nephrologist physicians has gathered in a conference renowned professors of nephrology from Greece and Italy, to provide a solution on how to prevent this by starting from the family doctor, after the treatment of this disease has a hight cost.  A dialysis person has a cost up to 20,000 euros per year.

In November, it is expected to launch a course for family doctors on how to spot kidney disease in time, while the Nephrology Association has requested that the specialization at the Medical University lasts 4 years, out of 3 that it is now.
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