A GREAT LIFE WITH KIDNEY FAILURE: A 5 MINUTE READ

A GREAT LIFE WITH KIDNEY FAILURE: A 5 MINUTE READ

So, you’ve been diagnosed with kidney failure and have begun dialysis. Besides your finances, other major areas in your life would take a hit. Your mental health, nutrition, and social life will, in many ways, be altered. The good news is there are proven ways with which you can still lead a normal life, or at the very least, a semblance of it. Kidney failure does not have to spell the end of the road for you.   Many dialysis patients have successfully returned to their lives and families to carry on with their affairs and you can too. The...

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11 OVERLOOKED SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY FAILURE

11 OVERLOOKED SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY FAILURE

Symptoms of kidney failure come in many ways and can affect the functionality of the entire body. While the skin is undoubtedly the largest excretory organ in the body, many consider the kidney to be the major one. This is because its functions are considered essential to healthy living. The kidneys play vital excretory roles in the body. They are responsible for filtering all the blood present in the body, many times each day. They regulate the amount of water to be excreted as urine at different given times. They help maintain a constant internal environment by secreting hormones like...

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WHAT IS  DIALYSIS? A GREAT 5 MINUTE READ

WHAT IS DIALYSIS? A GREAT 5 MINUTE READ

Dialysis is a clinical procedure involving a surgical insertion of a short, narrow tube under the skin, to connect a vein with an artery (this process is called a graft). This procedure can be done in a different way (called a fistula). A fistula is an abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect, in this case, a vein with an artery. The purpose of this is to remove waste products (such as sodium, salt, excess water) from the blood in an event of a kidney failure. It also helps keep the blood pressure steady...

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