kidney disease can lead to kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive when the kidneys have stopped working. Dialysis is removing waste products from the blood when the kidneys stop working. Kidney failure can occur in two ways:
Acute Renal Failure
Sudden decline in kidney function, usually short-lived, but sometimes also can cause permanent kidney damage.
Chronic Kidney Disease
More often occurs when kidney function deteriorated over several years. The good news is that if kidney disease is found early, treatment routine activity, diet and changesstyle life can improve kidney function and make you feel good for as long as possible.
If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease You have lost more than a third of your kidney function. Loss of kidney function that has lasted for more than three months. This is a long-term permanent damage to the kidneys.
Signs and symptoms of kidney disease usually begins when the kidneys work under 40%.
Once the kidneys work under 10%, required dialysis or transplantation to stay alive.
Treatment = Option
Learning about the treatment of renal failure is an important part to decide the best treatment options for your kidneys. Doctors will offer educational sessions that give you and your family.Some people feel they need to start or continue any treatments offered by doctors to them.
Decisions about your body is your own responsibility.
Your health care team can provide the best guidance but still you are in control. It is important to get to know you and your health care team to build a strong relationship. Open communication about your physical and emotional health, as well as the needstyle life, can help you get the most out of your treatment.
Options How Treatment For Kidney Failure
Dialysis is a way of eliminating waste and extra fluid from the blood
Transplant - If you start dialysis, you will be judged for your suitability for transplantation.Health problems may prevent this option.
Supportive Care (Conservative) - If you think that dialysis or transplantation is not the right choice for you, then your health care team will support you to stay as healthy as possible without dialysis. Your life span but will be limited
What are the benefits of dialysis?
Dialysis helps maintain balance in your body by eliminating waste and extra fluid from the blood, maintaining the chemical balance of blood at a level that is safe and helps to control blood pressure. Dialysis is a treatment that is useful and very important.
Using a machine that acts as an artificial kidney for cleansing the blood. Requires good access into your bloodstream, which may be a problem if you have diabetes. If you have heart problems, changes in blood pressure and levels of waste associated with hemodialysis can lead to problems.
Allowing the blood to be cleaned in the body
WHERE YOU CAN dialysis
- WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE?
You can choose one of several locations for dialysis
Dialysis at Home
If you choose to dialisi at home, you are trained to manage your own dialysis. There is Home Dialysis two forms, namely: Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Home
Haemodialysis Are offered as hospitalization when some special dialysis patient dialysis or a satellite unit to dialyse for several hours, usually three times a week. Some hospitals offer nocturnal dialysis sessions, which dialysing while you sleep.
TREATMENT THAT COULD YOU CHOSEN?
Choice of treatment is influenced by several factors including:
health and medical suitability
style your life
availability of resources
Where do you live
eg finance travel costs
Medical problems can also affect the choice of dialysis.
Most people can do both types of dialysis and those with adequate health may be suitable for transplantation. Kidney specialist doctor or nurse will advise if you are suitable for treatment with a particular type of treatment.
TREATMENT - Transplant
Transplantation is a form of treatment for kidney failure but does not cure. If you start dialysis, you will be judged for your suitability for transplantation. Health problems may prevent this option.
Kidney transplants are very successful. However, the average wait for a kidney donor about 4 years.
If suitable for transplantation may help restore you to stay fit and healthy. It is a good idea to have a medical examination on a regular basis and keep the recommended fluid and dietary restrictions, the ideal weight for your age and size - of people who are overweight will increase the risk of problems during surgery
dialysis schedule, regular fitness or exercise plan