Preventing kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau

Being diagnosed with kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau means a death sentence for most patients. As currently no hospital in the West African country offers dialysis treatment, it is extremely important to prevent end-stage renal diseases among the population. Therefore, Drª Catarina Carvalho, nephrologist at Diaverum Portugal, is leading a screening campaign in various towns and…

World Kidney Day 2016 – CKD and Children: Act early to prevent it!

Radio silence first. But then it is laughter, sparkling eyes and pure excitement welcoming the Diaverum team. DIANI, the giant Diaverum mascot, is visiting Wichtel Akademie Munich this year for World Kidney Day to raise awareness for CKD. From the moment of the arrival with the KIDNEY MOBILE sponsored by MINI Munich, all attention is…

How to recognise signs of kidney disease in your child

Kidney disease is not easy to detect. Symptoms occur relatively late and are often ambiguous. Almost no symptoms appear until the kidneys begin to function at half their normal capacity. Your pediatrician is your first point of contact for all questions If you want to be sure that your child’s kidneys and urinary tract have…

Support your child´s kidney health

Administering medication (especially painkillers) strictly as prescribed Ensuring urinary tract infections heal completely Making sure he/she drinks enough Making sure he/she eats a balanced diet and practices sport regularlyin order to avoid becoming overweight and suffering the consequences of this (diabetes, high blood pressure).

How do kidney diseases in kids start?

Kidney diseases can occur in infants and children. In most cases, these are inherited or congenital conditions, such as cystic kidney or malformation of the urinary tract. However, disturbed kidney function may also be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or infections of the urinary tract. In severe cases (chronic kidney…