The loss of kidney functions is the main reason why patients undergo dialysis treatment, health care providers say, but it does not mimic all the functions of a normal kidney and more people are becoming dependent on this procedure. The possibility of recovering the lost renal function among dialysis dependent patients is uncommon, according to a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), but health care providers need to be aware of it in order to avoid unnecessary dialysis sessions. Some may have better prognosis before they start their treatment but full recover may still not be possible.


The kidney filters and excretes the waste products from the body and is one of the organs responsible in keeping the balance in the body. The whole body will suffer and will be full of waste if this organ is damaged. Continuous dialysis treatment is often required for those who have kidney failure. However, kidney failure is not always a permanent condition and there are some that do get better after a while, just not their optimal health. Dialysis may only be needed for a short period of time when it is an acute kidney failure. This kind of treatment may be administered in two ways – peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis.


If patients who have acute kidney failure have not been exposed to long-term use of dialysis, they may still be able to regain their renal function. Health care providers may need keep an open eye and determine if the patient is already recovering the lost kidney function. Data on this phenomenon is being gathered through various health studies. Patients who are suspected of such occurrence are kept under observation and several diagnostic exams are performed to determine if they have indeed recovered some of their renal functions.


Through these researches, experts found that patients with diabetes and those who have high serum albumin level have low chances of regaining their renal function. It may help to have low serum albumin level before starting treatment, no blood sugar problems, and have episodes of acute renal failure in order to gain back their kidney function. Though the chances are slim, it is enough to keep the patient striving to have better kidneys. Visit this website to know more about kidney dialysis especially if you have been injured during routine dialysis treatment.



URL References:
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21166875
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC270015/
healthline.com/health/acute-kidney-failure?toptoctest=expand
 
 
Kidney problems are one of the most common problems in developed countries, health surveys show, and oftentimes these kidney diseases are linked with other health problems as well. The growing public concern on kidney diseases is greater than before as approximately one in every ten adults in the United States have developed chronic kidney diseases (CKD), according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing house (NKUDIC). This goes to show that preventing kidney problems need to be a priority for patients and also for health care providers.


The risks of developing kidney diseases may include: high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of kidney problems, race, age, and heart disease. These tips on keeping the kidneys healthy may be used by men and women alike who are at high risk of developing kidney problems. Tips from the National Kidney Disease Education Program include the following:

-      Make sure to maintain a healthy blood pressure level. The kidney helps in regulating the blood pressure. A 120/80 blood pressure is already healthy, although it may vary in different age and gender. Health care providers may set achievable blood pressure levels through diet and medications.

-      Lessen the salt intake. The retention of fluid in the body is often influenced by salt intake. Not managing the salt intake will eventually lead to kidney problems for those who are risk.

-      Use the medications only as directed by the health care provider. Most drugs are excreted through the kidneys and some of these medications directly affect the kidneys.

-      Stay active and exercise regularly. Having an active lifestyle not only keeps your kidneys healthy but also the rest of the body.

-      Maintain a proper body weight. Overweight and obese individuals are at risk of developing kidney problems.

-      Curb your alcohol intake. Too much alcohol causes the blood pressure to rise which leads damage to the kidneys. Liver problems are also common with people who have drinking problems.

-      Choose to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid smoking cigarettes. Smoking can damage the kidneys.

-      Proper management of blood sugar and cholesterol levels.


It is easy to have healthy kidneys, health experts say, as long as the person knows what to do.

 

URL References:
kidneyfund.org/kidney-health/are-you-at-risk/
kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kustats/
nkdep.nih.gov/learn/keep-kidneys-healthy.shtml
 

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