Kidney Care Q & A


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CKD means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. Called ‘ chronic ’ because the damage to your kidneys happens slowly over a long period.

Has no cure treatment. Usually consists of measures to help control sign and symptoms, reduce complication and slow progression of the disease.

Kidney Dialysis is the process of removing excess water solutes and toxins from the people whose kidneys can longer perform these functions naturally.

Kidney failure is caused by other health problem little by little over the time. Sometimes kidney can stop working suddenly. It depends upon the cause of disease few months to few years

You can do

# Hydrate but don’t overdo it

# Eat healthy foods

# Exercise regularly

# Take supplements and herbal remedies

# Quit smoking and alcohol

# If you are at risk get regular kidney function screening. (lifestyle changes diet, lifestyle exercise processed foods.

Recommended: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Garlic, Onion, Apples. Consult your physician.

Reduced amount urine, swelling your legs, ankles and feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, persistent nausea, loss of appetite.

Stay Hydrated, eat healthy, keep a balanced diet, Don’t smoke And don’t drink too much alcohol.

6-9 glasses are enough, not overdone.

With healthy weight, low fat and salt diet, exercise for 30 min. Daily control of blood sugar & blood pressure. No smoke and alcohol.

Once you diagnosed to have  CKD / ESRD Your urologist will decide it.

  1. Maintain haemodialysis
  2. Renal transplant; if early > Medical Management

Stages of CKD – 5

It depends on the amount of kidney function they have, how severe their symptoms are and overall medical condition. With proper treatment from normal to good lifespan.

kidney failure – 5 stages.

A person whose GFR is 15ml/min or less; kidneys have lost all their functions.

It depends on whether it is acute or chronic kidney failure due to acute complication.

With Dialysis, a person can live up to 5 to 10 years. Mortality reduced with dialysis at 28% and with a transplant to 40%. Medical management with proper dialysis, lifestyle people have lived more than 10 years in many cases.

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