Cross-border medical support for kidney patients in Hungary and Slovenia

Are you at risk for kidney diseases? Do you know you are not? Prevention is important especially when it comes to kidney diseases. The earlier it is treated, the better it is to slow down the progression of the disease and prevent further health problems. Problematically, up to 30 – 60% less of your kidney function you may not feel any symptoms. How can we make sure as many people as possible get aware of this silent killer? This becomes particularly difficult in multilingual regions like the Hungarian-Slovenian border region.

Dr Dezider Kosa regularly takes part in a radio show as medical guest expert
Dr Dezider Kosa regularly takes part in a radio show as medical guest expert

Diaverum runs the Zalaegerszeg clinic in Hungary close to the border to Slovenia led by Dr Dezider Kosa. He was born in Lendava, centre of the Hungarian minority in Slovenia, and now regularly takes part in a radio show as medical guest expert. “For me it is key to give these sessions especially since it is a local Slovenian channel broadcasting in Hungarian language. It is a unique opportunity for people on both sides of the border to get information about kidney diseases.”

Last year he offered two Question&Answer slots in October wherein he answered callers questions about CKD, how to prevent, the symptoms, treatment options, diet and many more topics. This year he gave an additional interview about dialysis and transplantation. “We receive very positive feedback from dialysis and predialysis patients, so I hope to continue with these project,” says Dr Kosa.

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