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Kidney Disease and Dialysis

Kidney failure is not an easy condition to live with. There are many reasons that may cause kidney disease however, high blood pressure, diabetes and genetics tops the list.

The biggest challenge with disease is that there are rarely any noticeable signs or symptoms in the beginning. People with diabetes and high-blood pressure should have their blood test done regularly and take their prescription for these two condition with due diligence. A regular check-up may offer some clues to identify and find a remedy for this problem.

If you notice that your eyesight is declining due to diabetes then it is quite possible that it is also affecting your kidneys. Decline in kidney function is usually directly proportional to the eyesight.

Once the patient is diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease i.e. stage 5, at this stage the patient lose about 85 to 90% of the kidney function. At this stage, dialysis is the most common method to remove body waste and balance body fluids. Dialysis is a mechanism that does a function of kidney.

About 90% of dialysis patients receive hemodialysis. In hemodialysis, machine clean and return blood to the patient. Like healthy kidneys, kidney dialysis keeps your body in balance. The purpose of dialysis is to do the following:

  • Remove waste, extra water to prevent them from building in the body (if not done this may cause breathlessness, itching, heart palpitation etc.)
  • Keep the electrolytes in balance
  • Help in controlling blood pressure

The Hemodialysis usually last about four hours and done three times a week. Many factors can play in where this time may vary.

 Many patients live a normal life with dialysis however; kidney dialysis is not a cure for kidney disease. This is a lifelong process unless a kidney transplant or the kidneys revive to work on their own.

The survival rate for the kidney patients is quite high in the first year of treatment however; it declines rapidly over the years.

It is vital to understand the importance of predicting and preventing kidney disease. Keep diabetes and hypertension under control. These must be handled with the seriousness they deserve. Diet and exercise also play a big part. Consult your family physician if you notice any abnormality in urine.

We at Kundan Kidney Care Centre offer treatment for kidney disease. We have three decades of experience and our products are made of pure Grade A herbs and are guaranteed to be free of any chemicals, metals and steroids.