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The Kidney

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Nazrin Azeez

on 9 June 2013

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The Kidney If you have IGA Nephropathy: Eating lots of salt, having high blood pressure and/or diabetes damage the kidney
No symptoms of kidney damage until kidneys are below 15% functional
IGA Nephropathy is one of the most common kidney diseases What can we do? Find out more about the disease
Join the IGA Nephropathy Support Network
Show your support by wearing the button
Take extra care of your kidneys (and your salt intake)
Attend some events (including mine!)
Follow my blog :D Types of Dialysis Hemodialysis: Once upon a time..... What does the kidney do? Every Function the Kidney Performs, Affects Another Part of the Body Kidney Basics Results Realisation Story Time Thank you for Listening! What is the Kidney? A bean-shaped (the size of your fist) organ that is essential to the human body
Just as important as your heart or any other organ How many are there? Usually a pair of kidneys in the body
Can survive with one Where are they located? Below the rib cage
On either side of the spinal cord Functions of the Kidney Diagram Help remove waste or extra fluids in the blood
Help regulate your blood pressure
Help create red blood cells (the cells that carry oxygen throughout your body)
Help create urine That is why it is extremely important to take care of your kidneys. You could take strong medications that help boost the function levels of your kidney
Undergo dialysis (having a machine perform the functions of your kidney)
Have a kidney transplant The blood is pumped out of the body, cleaned and then returned (can be very painful) Peritoneal Dialysis: A glucose solution is pumped in the body to absorb any waste products, and finally discarded (less efficient) ANATOMY Welcome to the World of Kidneys A common disease of the kidneys
Permanent damage of the kidneys leading to a loss of normal kidney function. Weakness
Fatigue
Diarrhea
Severe vomiting
Back pain
Abdominal pain
Swelling
Insomnia
Hearing deficit
Anemia
High Blood Pressure
Fluid Overload
High Potassium (too much can cause the heart to stop) by Nazrin Azeez If you have IGA Nephropathy: Eating lots of salt, having high blood pressure and/or diabetes damage the kidney
No/slight symptoms of kidney damage until kidneys are below 15% functional
IGA Nephropathy is one of the most common kidney diseases (chronic disease part of ESRD) What can we do? Find out more about the disease
Join the IGA Nephropathy Support Network or other organizations (i.e. The Kidney Foundation of Canada)
Take extra care of your kidneys and eat healthy
Attend some events (including mine!)
Follow my blog :D kidneycare.jux.com Types of Dialysis Hemodialysis: Once upon a time..... What does the kidney do? Every Function the Kidney Performs, Affects Another Part of the Body Kidney Basics Treatment Realisation Story Time Thank you for Listening! What is the Kidney? A bean-shaped organ (the size of your fist) that is essential to the human body
Just as important as your heart or any other organ How many are there? There are two kidneys in the body
Can survive with one Where are they located? Below the rib cage
On either side of the spinal cord Functions of the Kidney Diagram Help remove waste or extra fluids in the blood
Help regulate your blood pressure
Help create red blood cells (the cells that carry oxygen throughout your body)
Help create urine That is why it is extremely important to take care of your kidneys. You could take strong medications that help boost the function levels of your kidney
Undergo dialysis (having a machine perform the functions of your kidney)
Have a kidney transplant The blood is pumped out of the body, cleaned and then returned (can be very painful) Peritoneal Dialysis: A glucose solution is pumped in the body to absorb any waste products, and finally discarded (less efficient) ANATOMY Hello End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Common Symptoms Transplantation A kidney can be taken from a live donor or a non-living donor (cadaveric transplant)
Rejection is when the body doesn't recognize the new kidney and makes the immune system fight it.
Medicines are used to prevent rejection
Very hard to find a donor (a very long wait of about 3-5 years) Healthy Eating Too little protein and too much protein are bad for you
Meat, fish, Eggs
Foods that are high in calories
fruits, vegetables
Low sodium diet
Excess potassium can cause the heart to stop beating
High in potassium: Potatoes, oranges, bananas, beans urologist: a person who studies the urinary system renal biopsy: a procedure where they take a sample tissue from the kidney IgA Nephropathy: a disease when IgA (a protein that helps the body fight infections) settles in the kidney ulcer: a sore in the internal body caused by a break in tissues hemoglobin: a red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood pnuemonia: lung inflammation caused by a bacteria/viral infection
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