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Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment

Chronic Kidney Disease, you say? The Renal Project™ brings you some vital information on Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment. The what, the why and the how of it.

Understanding Ckd & Esrd

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the gradual loss of kidney function which causes lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse over time. If the damage is extreme, the kidneys may stop working. This is called kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In India estimated 3 Lakh patients are added each year who need dialysis. Nearly 2.5 Lakh kidney patients die due to unavailability or unaffordability of dialysis. Since Kidney transplant is rare, risky and only 5% are able to get it, dialysis becomes a lifeline for kidney patients in countries like India. When kidneys fail or stop functioning, dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed as method/s of chronic kidney disease treatment, in order to survive. Kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which are then excreted in urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in the body. 

What Are The Symptoms?

How will you know that you have CKD in order to prevent it in time and save the effort for chronic kidney disease treatment? The build-up of wastes to high levels makes one feel sick constantly. It may also lead to a variety of complications like high blood pressure, anaemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage. Not just that! If not tended to kidney disease also increases risk of having heart and blood vessel disease. CKD could stem from diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders and hence needs a wholistic well-being in order to be avoided. Its early detection and treatment often helps keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. If left neglected, kidney disease progresses to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain life, as mentioned earlier. Some other common symptoms include itching, muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting, lack of hunger, swollen feet and ankles, excessive or unnaturally less urination, breathlessness and/or sleeping issues. If unable to detect in time the kidneys may stop functioning suddenly called acute kidney failure, under which circumstance the noticeable symptoms include abdominal (belly) and back pain, diarrhoea, fever, nosebleeds, rash/es and/or vomiting.

How Is Ckd Detected?

The only ways to know about the level of functioning of kidneys and whether you require chronic kidney disease treatment is to get tested for some renal specific tests like the eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) test which is a blood test to estimate the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a type of waste which the body produces and releases into the blood thereafter getting filtered out by the kidneys.A high level of creatinine in blood, signs that the kidneys are having trouble filtering blood. If the eGFR is < 60 for 3 months/more, it indicates a kidney disease. Another test a potential kidney patient may be asked for is a simple urine test to see if there is blood or protein in the urine which could be a sign that the kidneys are not working efficiently. Another simple test indicative of kidney disease could eb a Blood Pressure (BP) Test which indicates how hard the heart has to work to pump blood. A high BP can cause kidney disease, but kidney disease can also cause high BP. A normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 (120 over 80).

How Can A Ckd Patient Be Treated?

To a huge extent the chronic kidney disease treatment depends on the stage of CKD. In some cases, when detected at an early stage, the symptoms may be reversible however if it remains undetected till a later stage the damage caused to the kidneys by CKD is usually permanent and irreversible. It can be tried to keep the kidneys as healthy as possible for as long as possible and prevent further damage. Possible ways to do that would include controlling the blood sugar in case of diabetes, keeping blood pressure under control, following a low-salt and low-fat diet, exercising at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking or using tobacco, preventing/limiting alcohol usage. Having a scheduled diet plan almost always help in keeping high blood pressure, diabetes & weight gain in check. The calories, proteins, fats & carbohydrates must be monitored before consumption with higher levels of protein rich food in your meals and minimal to no sodium, phosphorus & potassium-based food products. This would mean that consuming different types of non-vegetarian food, apples, kidney beans, paneer, cauliflower, onions etc. would be a good idea for a CKD patient. However, usage of salt, cheeses, dips, sauces & junk food could lead to kidney damage directly or indirectly. Other foods to avoid would be items like coconut, banana, mango etc. CKD patients should also always remember to keep their fluid consumption highly restricted as per consultation with your doctor. Prescribed medicines alongside all forms of precaution can help enhance efficiency of chronic kidney disease treatment. For cases of end-stage chronic kidney disease treatment, the usual procedures include kidney dialysis and kidney transplant. In case of the dialysis as a method of end-stage chronic kidney disease treatment, the procedure artificially removes waste products and extra fluid from the blood when the kidneys can no longer do it. In haemodialysis, a machine filters waste and excess fluids from the blood. In peritoneal dialysis, a thin tube (catheter) inserted into the abdomen fills the abdominal cavity with a dialysis solution that absorbs waste and excess fluids. After a period of time, the dialysis solution drains from your body, carrying the waste with it. However, in case of the kidney transplant method of chronic kidney disease treatment, a healthy kidney from a donor is surgically placed into the recipient’s body. Transplanted kidneys can come from deceased or living donors. Prescribed medications will be a must for the rest of the life to prevent the body from rejecting replacement organ. Dialysis is not required to have a kidney transplant.

For further information and to know what treatment is right for you go to our website www.therenalproject.com or call us on +91-9560786456

Diabetes Must Be Avoided !!!

Diabetes Must Be Avoided !!!

We all see the warning signs, we all see the problems, and the symptoms, we see how terrible it can get. The problem with diabetes is that a lot can go wrong very fast. Be alert and make sure that you notice all the warning signs. If you remain alert, you will reap the benefits long term.

Diabetes is a scary word that can change your life forever. Sure, it isn’t as dangerous as cancer or as infectious as other diseases, but diabetes changes our lifestyle slowly. You will find yourself faced with all sorts of restrictions imposed by your friends and family. The very people that love you the ost will begin to limit your lifestyle. Not to mention all the bills that you will have to pay if diabetes becomes a permanent part of your life. Isn’t it better to stay away and not to get entangled with this beat called diabetes in the first place?

Here are a few ways you can take precautions to ensure that diabetes doesn’t come into your life:

1.    Remove Sugar and refined carbs from your diet
2.    Work Out more often
3.    Drink plenty of Water
4.    Try and Lose Weight If you’re Overweight
5.    Quit Smoking, do that even if you arent at risk of diabetes
6.    Prepare and execute a Very-Low-Carb Diet
7.    Watch how much you eat

In addition to the above lifestyle changes, make sure you are picking off some more checkboxes. Look for a history of diabetes in your family, it is very much possible that you are working hard to keep diabetes away if there’s some gene in your family line that makes you particularly susceptible to diabetes. If you find that there’s a consistent history of such a disease, then make sure you visit a healthcare professional.

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