Kidney Disease has slowly but steadily gained the tag of a Silent Epidemic on a global scale. It is NOT a single entity, but an umbrella term that covers a diverse range of conditions that affect our Kidneys, directly or indirectly. As per the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies by the WHO,kidney ailments claim 5-10 million lives annually – the number being similar to deaths due to Cancer, Diabetes or Respiratory Diseases. Moreover, it is a cause for massive physical, emotional & financial strain. The solution lies in preventing or slowing down the pace of disease progression. Hence, choose to proactively learn about kidney ailments to become a better kidney warrior.
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Creatine Supplements are a common performance-enhancing agent. It is also rather popular with fitness enthusiasts, athletes and professional bodybuilders these days. But a growing number of Creatine consumers are also concerned about if these supplements could damage kidneys.
Now, anything kidney tingles our neurons immediately! So we decided to address these concerns with today’s article.
In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, several realizations came to the fore. One of them was how unaware, a big chunk of our society is, on how several infections irrespective of where they initially start, can cause kidney damage.Something that resulted in the death of many patients with COVID-19 – a respiratory illness.
Whatever we eat, drink or inject into our body circulates via blood through our kidneys. This tenet holds true for medicines as well.
All of you know that prescription medicines come with specific dose instructions. These comply with dosing protocols found “safe & effective” after rigorous clinical trials for that drug. The purpose of such fixed dosing is to ensure maximum benefit from the drug & minimize the chances of harmful side effects.
If such medicines are not taken following your healthcare provider’s instructions, or if it is an illegal substance, it can end up harming your kidneys!
Technically, such medicines are termed “Nephrotoxic”.
High blood pressure is almost always present at the time of diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease. And as time passes during your CKD journey, controlling your blood pressure becomes an essential part of your treatment plan to delay kidney failure.
But why does your blood pressure rise in chronic kidney disease in the first place?!
That, and the basics that you must understand about high blood pressure in CKD is what today’s storytelling is about.
High blood pressure is almost always present at the time of diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease. And as time passes during your CKD journey, controlling your BP becomes an essential part of your treatment plan to delay kidney failure.
But why do you get high BP in chronic kidney disease in the first place?!
For that let us first take you through all the essential facts that you must grasp about the whole concept of Blood Pressure.
Knowing this will help you master your understanding of what goes wrong with your BP regulation systems and to what extent, when CKD hits.
Dialysis is a key treatment approach in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. As we explained in this comprehensive Dialysis Guide before, Dialysis is a method to “partially” assist unwell kidneys with their overall blood-balancing activities. It does so by removing excess fluid and clearing out metabolic waste build-up in the blood alongside unwell kidneys that are unable to do so by themselves.
But how do your medical teams estimate how much fluid you must lose for an effective Dialysis session without causing you any harm?
That and the whole clinical effort to help you achieve your Dry Weight is what today’s storytelling is about.
Vaccines are necessary to boost our immune power to effectively ward-off specific infections. They form a crucial part of medically preparing all patients of Chronic Kidney Disease for a kidney transplant surgery as well.
After all, vaccines form a crucial part of medically preparing all patients of Chronic Kidney Disease for a transplant surgery. Add to that, the fact that SOME vaccines are UNSAFE for transplant recipients, and this topic becomes all the more significant.