The health of the heart and that of the kidney are closely linked, so much so that according to the latest statistics, those who suffer from some disease that compromises kidney function of these filters by reducing the body up to 40%, also a risk ten times most of the other of experiencing heart disease . According to data collected by the SIN (Italian Society of Nephrology), the ISS (National Institute of Health) and ANMCO (National Association of Hospital Cardiologists) in the study Carhes, about 8% of the Italian population has some chronic kidney disease, of which 5% in an initial form and 3% advanced.
If not treated in time to diagnosis, renal affection can turn into chronic renal failure, a condition that requires dialysis, and whose severity is such that survival is reduced by 50% compared to the general population. The problem is also linked to increased incidence of diseases of the cardiovascular system in its own dialysis, which increases significantly in individuals who combine to kidney failure, other diseases such as diabetes, the high blood pressure and obesity.
According to another study from 2003 by the SIN and SIMG (Italian Society of General Medicine), 70 thousand of patients who underwent examinations on renal function, and for young people with kidney disease the greatest risk to health was the possibility of ending up in dialysis for the population older with a similar problem, the danger was rather that of being hit by a disease to life-threatening heart failure. In light of this gloomy picture, the best thing you can do, especially if you are young, is to make checks renal function and also to test the urine at least once a year.
Before you realize that any damage to the kidneys, the easier it will cure it and avoid incurring a chronic shortage, with all the consequences weve seen. In this regard, the SIN has created a national register of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease but not on dialysis, treated in different outpatient nephrology of the national territory, which seem to react well to therapy.