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A revolutionary drug that ends two diseases in the human body


Doctors are constantly looking for treatments for chronic diseases, either to find a radical solution to them, or a treatment that would relieve the symptoms of the disease and its stressful consequences on the patient’s physical and psychological health, and recently a treatment for diabetes was announced that would revolutionize the treatment of diabetes. The kidneys, thus sparing tens of thousands of dialysis and organ transplantation hell, and saving hundreds annually.

And according to what the British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported on Sunday, the directors of the National Health Service in Britain “NHS” granted the right to take the drug to about 91,000 patients in the country.

This approval came after a study found that taking a daily dose of dapagliflozin reduced the risk of needing dialysis or transplantation and even death by 39 percent.

Advanced treatment for kidney disease

It is noteworthy that this drug is the first major development in the treatment of kidney disease in nearly 20 years.

In turn, the British doctor and Secretary-General of the Society for the Care of Kidney Patients in Britain, Graham Lipkin, said: “This drug represents a new and exciting opportunity for patients.”

He added that the new drug can slow the progression of the disease, and is expected to reduce the number of patients who need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

The drug “Dabaglyflozin”

Dapagliflozin, which carries the trade name Forxiga, belongs to a group of medicines that are used to rid the blood of diabetic patients of excess glucose.
The researchers noted that these drugs help improve kidney function, even in non-diabetics.

The results of clinical trials conducted on about 5,000 people and published in the New England Journal of Medicine also showed that many patients benefited from the drug.

Kidney dialysis in Britain

And the “Daily Mail” had indicated that 30,000 in Britain require dialysis, which works to exclude waste and excess fluid in the body, and doctors resort to it when the kidneys fail to perform their role in filtering waste well.
The severe pain caused by dialysis operations is that the sufferer of this problem undergoes 3 strenuous dialysis sessions in the hospital per week.

There is no cure for kidney disease

It is worth noting that there is still no cure for kidney disease, but doctors advise to modify the lifestyle, maintain a healthy weight, reduce salt in food, and exercise regularly.

Long-term effects of kidney disease

The problem with kidney disease is that, over time, the disease can destroy the heart, and heart failure is usually the main cause of death for those suffering from this disease.