Enfermedad renal crónica

A house, a job, a disease

At least 90% of people diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in Costa Rica are dialyzed at home. The goal of the entire healthcare system is to ensure that hospitals are not saturated with people who must undergo scrubbing treatment for several hours a day, and three to four times a week. This forces the construction or adaptation of a sterile room. The measure involves a significant expense for families who already live on the poverty line and who, in addition, this disease leaves without income, since the mills, endorsed by the government, test for kidney damage before hiring people. If they find altered results, they don’t use them. The cases are concentrated in one of the provinces with the most agricultural weight: Guanacaste.

Honduras: The neighbors of the South have damaged kidneys

The Central American Pacific coast is plagued by communities where people live marked by chronic kidney disease. To this diagnosis numerous studies have added nontraditional. It means that it is not preceded by other basic diseases and also appears at an earlier age. Those affected agree to work in agricultural activities and reside as neighbors of massive crops. This is the first chapter of a series that will address the phenomenon. This is about Honduras.