Kidney disease is increasing in Rangareddy, with over 2,000 cases reported every year. This is due to changes in food habits, stress, and unhygienic food and polluted water. High blood pressure and diabetes are the main causes of kidney disease. There are hospitals and health centers in the district, but patients are demanding more dialysis centers.
The government has set up dialysis centers in Maheshwaram and Vanasthalipuram, but there is a delay in setting up centers in Chevella, Shadnagar, Kalvakurti, and Ibrahimpatnam. Chevella Deputy DMHO Damodhar advises people to control their blood pressure and diabetes, seek timely treatment for diseases, and not neglect infections.
Half of the cases are due to diabetes, 20% due to high blood pressure, and 10% due to contaminated water, kidney stones, infection, and severe stress. People should not use medicines without a doctor’s advice and maintain their chronic diseases under control by taking prescribed medicines and monthly tests. It is important to recognize symptoms early and seek immediate treatment.
Madhu, a local resident of Shabad Mandal, urges for an approved dialysis center for Chevella Community Health Center to be set up soon.