June 1, 2022 admin
Is your Kidney at risk?
The kidney is a vital organ in the human body. It cleans the blood and eliminates waste. Our kidneys perform a variety of functions, including eliminating wastes and excess fluids from the bloodstream, managing key hormones and minerals, and regulating blood pressure. The kidneys also play a role in blood cell production and blood pressure management. The heart is the main organ responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. The kidney, on the other hand, filters the blood and delivers purified blood. As a result, the kidneys must be in perfect condition in order to sustain the blood filtration rate. Blood sugar and blood pressure management have been found to reduce the risk of renal damage in persons who have diabetes and high blood pressure. Several studies have demonstrated that treating diabetic individuals with blood pressure lowering medicines can help to avoid or postpone the onset of diabetic kidney damage. These drugs lower blood pressure while also reducing protein in the urine, which is a risk factor for renal disease. Kidney illness makes you more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. For persons with diabetes, early identification and treatment of renal disease are crucial in preventing or delaying cardiovascular mortality and kidney failure.
How can you keep your kidneys healthy?
Health problems that cause kidney damage, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be prevented or managed to protect your kidneys. A healthy diet should contain a variety of fruits and vegetables, with at least 5 servings each day. Fresh fruits, fresh or frozen veggies, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products are among the foods that are good for your heart and overall health. One should reduce salt and added sugars in your diet and eat nutritious meals. Aim for a daily sodium intake of fewer than 2,300 milligrammes. Added sugars should account for less than 10% of your daily calories in your diet. Intake of alcohol and smoking also affects your kidney health in some ways. Smoking raises your risk of cardiovascular illness, such as heart attacks and strokes, which is linked to an increased risk of CKD. Quitting smoking will improve your overall health and lower your chance of developing certain dangerous illnesses. Excessive alcohol consumption can raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels to dangerously high levels. Emotional and physical health may be improved by learning how to handle stress, relax, and cope with issues. Physical activity, as well as mind-body disciplines like meditation, yoga, and tai chi, can help you relax. Regular exercise can help you maintain healthy blood pressure and lower your risk of renal disease. Every week, at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as cycling or rapid walking, is advised, as well as strength exercises that train all of the main muscles on two or more days (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms). NSAIDs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, can cause kidney damage if taken in excess or for longer than advised. If you need to use pain relievers, be sure you follow the directions on the package.
What if you still diagnose kidney disease?
Kidney disease manifests itself in a variety of ways and can lead to kidney failure. Although there are treatments for kidney failure, such as dialysis or kidney transplantation. Dialysis is one therapeutic option that can take over some of the functions of the kidneys. When kidney function has declined to less than 15% of normal, “chronic” dialysis (or “renal replacement treatment”) becomes essential. End-stage renal disease, or ESRD, is a term used to describe this stage. Dialysis is divided into two categories. Hemodialysis is a type of dialysis in which a machine cleans and filters a person’s blood by removing wastes, excess salt, and water. It is normally done three times a week in a hospital or dialysis facility for four hours, although in tiny children it might take much longer. Peritoneal dialysis is the second treatment option. It also eliminates wastes, extra minerals, and water, but it does so by filtering the blood through the peritoneal lining of the belly. This is done at home every weeknight for 8 to 12 hours. Kidney transplantation, which involves the surgical insertion of a healthy renal from a donor, is the recommended treatment option for end-stage kidney failure. Humans may live with just one kidney; for many transplant recipients, a good kidney graft implies a return to virtually normal renal function. The decision to have dialysis or a transplant, or both, is based on a variety of considerations since dialysis is frequently required to bridge the interval between transplantation and dialysis. Children who are still growing benefit from a working graft over chronic dialysis. If your kid is being considered for these therapies, the paediatric nephrology team’s physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will walk you through the process.
IMAEC has a range of dialysis care products:
IMAEC MEDNTEK offers high-quality dialysis consumables. We look forward to manufacturing the dialysis consumables right from the needles and syringes to the dialyzers and dialysis chairs. We also aim to establish dialysis care centres all over the country to serve the dialysis patients with the best facilities. For the dialysate, we provide Part A and Part B solutions. The dialysis unit’s most significant component, the dialyzer, works as a kidney outside the body. Heparin injections are used as an anticoagulant to keep blood from clotting while dialysis is being conducted. After dialysis, the iron sucrose injection aids in the restoration of iron levels. Because blood runs through the dialysis machine, it’s critical to keep the dialyser sterile. IMAEC also offers hot and cold sterilants for dialyser and dialysis machine decontamination.
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