How to Keep Kidney Healthy and Avoid its Failure?


Kidney plays an important role in washing out waste from your body along with urine. In this ways it helps in keeping body temperature also.

There are two kidneys in our body which both work together. If one kidney stops working, the other one takes it load. Things go on well when two work together but the complications arise when both the kidneys stops working. This is an end-stage renal kidney failure.

What Happens when Kidney Stops Working?

  1. When kidney stops working, it does not remove extra water and toxins from the body. They keep on collecting inside body and mix with blood. The condition is known as Uremia.
  2. Kidney also removes high level of Creatinine from body through urine and if stops working, the Creatinine level increases inside body which is again a very serious condition.
  3. The water and fuel retention can cause swelling in our hands or feet. The body becomes lethargic and tired all the time. The weekness happens as the body is not getting pure oxygen.
  4. If timely diagnosis of the kidney failure is not done and the right treatment is not given on time, chances are that the patient may go into coma.
  5. Under extreme conditions untreated kidney disorder may cause death too.

How to Keep your Kidney Healthy?

Kidney fails when all other treatments do not respond. It is always important to give prompt importance to any symptoms you feel initially.

Few steps to keep your Kidney health

  • Quit Smoking as it is one of the many reasons behind those factors that trigger kidney failure
  • Follow a low protein diet
  • Drink a lot of but not beyond its limit
  • Cholesterol level should be maintained in blood
  • Control Blood Pressure
  • Control Blood Sugar
  • Follow healthy life style and do some sore of exercise and meditation

Treatment of Kidney Failure

It is very difficult to make kidney working again When a kidney fails depending upon the nature of failure, two types of procedure are performed; Dialysis and Transportation

  • Dialysis
    Dialysis is the procedure in which blood is sent through a filter to remove waste products. As kidney has stopped working and cannot remove its waster product itself so it needs to be gone through this procedure. There are two commonly used forms of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Hemodialysis
    In this form of dialysis, blood is passed through a filter and the cleaned blood is returned back to the body. This type of dialysis is done in hospital or clinic and takes around 3 to 4 hours of proceeding. This is done for three times per week.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
    This type of dialysis can be done by the patient at home himself. In this process a fluid is put into the abdomen of patient that absorbs all the waste product from the blood. The collected waste is drained away after some time. A fresh bag is again dripped into the abdomen. Preitoneal Dialysis is also of two types: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis.

Transplantation of Kidney

Luckily kidney is an organ that can be transplanted to the body of a patient. But the condition of the kidney from the donor should be good and match with the body. Your body needs to be monitored for few days as if its responding well to the newly placed kidney; the doctors might give you medicines after transplantation to avoid infection.

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