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Transcript of Kidney Dialysis
You need dialysis if you've lost about 85% to 90% of your kidney function.
When a kidney transplant is not immediately available or not even possible, dialysis can replace the critical functions of kidneys and sustain life.
Today about 350,000 people in the United States use dialysis as renal replacement therapy. WHO NEEDS DIALYSIS? The treatment does not cause any pain or discomfort, but some patients can develop low blood pressure, which leads to headaches, cramping, nausea, and vomiting.
You have less energy, can cause you to feel tired.
Kidney dialysis requires strict scheduling and adjustments to lifestyle. It can disrupt your ability to work or enjoy everyday activities.If it gets to frustrating for you or the family there is counselor available to help cope with you. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS CHANGE OF DIET FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT Yes, some kidney disease result from hereditary factors. Some kidney problems may show up when a child is still developing in the womb. Although the tendency to develop kidney disease from diabetes or high blood pressure also tends to run in families, the good news is the risk of kidney disease from both diseases can be decreased with the correct diagnosis and effective management. Children of patients with kidney failure due to diabetes and high blood pressure should be screened periodically for these diseases and treated promptly to decrease the risk of kidney damage.Some hereditary kidney disease may not be detected until adulthood. IS IT HEREDITARY? Knowing what foods to include in your diet and what foods to avoid can prevent some discomfort and complications of living with kidney disease. By developing a comprehensive meal plan that is benefical for healthy kidneys and eliminates foods high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus, importantly not too much fluid. You need to make sure you get enough calories and protein.So Having tasty meals while living on dialysis is achievable. A kidney transplant is an operation that places a healthy kidney in your body.The transplanted kidney takes over the work of the two kidneys that failed, and you will no longer need dialysis. During the transplant, the surgeon places the new kidney in your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein. Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died or from a living family member. The wait for a kidney can be long as in up to a few years, on a transplant waiting list.When you have a transplant you must take drugs to keep your body from rejecting the new kidney for the rest of their lives. DIALYSIS