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Understanding the causes and treatment of kidney failure

Monica O"Hara

Understanding the causes and treatment of kidney failure

by Monica O"Hara

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Published by Heinemann Health in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chronic renal failure.,
  • Dialysis -- Popular works.,
  • Kidney -- Transplantation -- Popular works.,
  • Kidney failure, Acute -- Therapy -- Popular works.,
  • Kidney failure, Chronic -- Therapy -- Popular works.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statement[by] Monica O"Hara.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC918.R4 O3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[8], 144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5021663M
    ISBN 100433233508
    LC Control Number76675781
    OCLC/WorldCa2526711

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 1% to 3% of all cats and % to % of all dogs. 1 Nephron damage associated with CKD is usually irreversible and can be progressive (Figure 1).CKD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in older dogs and cats. When you're managing kidney disease, what you should eat—and how much—depends on how well your kidneys are to your doctor or dietitian, especially at stage 3 or stage 4 of chronic kidney disease (CKD), to understand what to eat and drink and your recommended portions. Following a kidney-friendly diet may help keep your kidneys working as long as .

      In chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney function doesn’t fail at once. The condition, in fact, progresses over time and through stages. The success of the treatment often depends on which stage Author: Dr. Victor Marchione. Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure. If you experience kidney failure, treatments include kidney transplant or dialysis.

    Kidney failure has many possible causes. Some lead to a rapid decline in kidney function (acute kidney injury, also called acute renal failure).Others lead to a gradual decline in kidney function (chronic kidney disease, also called chronic renal failure).In addition to the kidneys being unable to filter metabolic waste products (such as creatinine and urea nitrogen) from the blood, the. Kidney failure may be acute or chronic. Acute diseases develop quickly and can be very serious. Although an acute disease may have long-lasting consequences, it usually lasts for only a short time and then goes away once the underlying cause has been treated. Chronic diseases, however, do not go away and tend to worsen over time.


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Understanding the causes and treatment of kidney failure by Monica O"Hara Download PDF EPUB FB2

After explaining the causes and symptoms of kidney failure, the various treatment options are considered, in particular dialysis and transplantations.

Throughout, the book aims to help patients understand how this disease and its treatment will affect their lives, and provides information covering every practical aspect of the disease/5(4). Having polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the fourth leading cause of kidney failure, he endured seven and a half years of dialysis and two dozen stays in the hospital before receiving a transplant.

Now free of kidney problems, Dr. Hunt serves on the Board of Trustees of the PKD Foundation and travels the world.4/4(21). Get this from a library. Understanding the causes and treatment of kidney failure.

[Monica O'Hara]. KIDNEY FAILURE EXPLAINED Everything you always wanted to know about dialysis and kidney transplants but were afraid to ask Dr Andy Stein, MD, MRCP Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician, University Hospitals,File Size: 1MB.

Sometimes, the cause of kidney failure is quite obvious and this allows it to be corrected quickly. This means no further treatment would be then necessary. In other cases, it requires a continuous form of management, where the kidneys are monitored regularly and treated as and when necessary.

information about treatments for kidney failure. If your GFR is be you will need to start one of these treatments soon. How do I know which treatment is best for me. The two treatments for kidney failure are dialysis and kidney transplantation. Two different kinds of dialysis can be done— hemodialysis and peritoneal Size: KB.

If you have advanced kidney disease and are wondering about treatments for kidney failure, you are not alone. Most people will have concerns about kidney failure and what type of treatment is best. Three major types of treatment are available: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Understanding Kidney Disease - Kidney Disease. Kidney disease can affect your body’s ability to clean your blood, filter extra water out of your blood, and help control your blood pressure. It can also affect red blood cell production and vitamin D metabolism needed for bone health.

You’re born with two kidneys. Understanding Kidney Failure: Everything You Need to Know from Signs, Symptoms and Solutions eBook: Sohn, Joanne: : Kindle Store/5(9). Glomerular disease reduces the kidney’s ability to maintain a balance of specific substances in the blood stream.

The kidney’s job is to filter the bad toxins in the blood from the good proteins and red blood cells. Glomerular disease causes the kidney to begin to retain the bad toxins and release the proteins and red blood cells from the body.

Because high blood pressure and diabetes are the most common causes of kidney failure, many of the prevention tips are related to managing these two conditions. Manage your blood sugarAuthor: Nancy Moyer, MD.

Conservative management for kidney failure means that your health care team continues your care without dialysis or a kidney transplant. The focus of care is on your quality of life and symptom control. You have the right to decide how your kidney failure will be treated.

You can choose conservative management instead of dialysis or transplant. Kidney (Renal) failure (acute or chronic) occurs when the kidneys no longer function well and the end stage of kidney failure.

Some people have symptoms of kidney failure while others do not; however whey they do occur they include shortness of breath, generalized swelling, and congestive heart failure.

Causes of acute and chronic kidney failure include medications. The most suitable treatment for chronic kidney disease will depend on the cause and stage of the disease, as well as on the person’s life circumstances and preferences. If the kidneys are still working at a nearly normal level, treatment should aim to stop or slow down the progression of the disease.

Kidney failure occurs when your kidneys have stopped working well enough for you to survive without dialysis or a kidney transplant. Learn about signs, symptoms, and treatments for kidney failure and how AKF can help you live a better life with kidney disease. disease, and chronic renal failure, the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative™ (NKF KDOQI™) has defined the all-encompassing term, CKD.

Using kidney rather than renal improves understanding by patients, families, healthcare workers, and the. Kidney disease is difficult, but as Hunt’s narrative reveals, people living with it can take control of their health and their future.

By understanding kidney failure—what causes it, how it may affect their lives, and what treatment options they have—people with the disease can improve their quality of life and achieve the best possible 3/5(1). There’s no cure for stage 4 chronic kidney disease. The goal of treatment is to prevent kidney failure and maintain a good quality of : Ann Pietrangelo.

Understanding Kidney Disease. It is estimated that kidney disease affects 31 million people in the United States alone, and globally 1 in 10 people have some form of kidney disease.

Also called renal disease, kidney disease is the general term for damage that reduces function of the kidney. Some people live with kidney disease for years and are able to maintain kidney function.

Others progress quickly to kidney failure. Kidney failure means that your kidneys have lost most of their ability to function—less than 15 percent of normal kidney function.

If your kidney function drops to this level, you may have symptoms from the buildup of waste products and extra water in. For a comprehensive overview of chronic kidney disease (CKD), from basic terminology to risk factors and matching a treatment option to your lifestyle, DaVita has all the in-depth information CKD patients and their care partners need.

Understanding your kidney disease, or renal disease, is the first step in taking control of your health.CKD is the slow break down of the kidneys' ability to filter waste and fluid from the bloodstream. Kidneys are made up of nephrons, tiny structures that filter waste out of the blood.

When a person is diagnosed with a kidney disease or another disease that affects the kidneys.Chronic kidney disease progresses in stages and can eventually lead to complete kidney failure.

At that point, options include dialysis or transplant. The progression of kidney disease can often be slowed with early treatment, but many people do not show symptoms until late stages of CKD.

Kidney disease affects people of all ages, but those