The kidneys are bean-shaped organs situated at the bottom of the rib cage. The main function of the kidney is to get rid of excess water and waste at the same time preserving essential electrolytes within the body. The kidneys secrete hormones that regulate blood pressure and stimulate the production of red blood cells within the bone marrow. Kidney failure may stem due to numerous causes. Failure of the kidney to function properly may lead to a lot of complications.
Each kidney has many tiny filters called nephrons. Blood comes into the kidney, and into the nephrons and remove excess water and waste in the form of urine. The filtered blood goes back into the body. Urine exits the kidneys via the bladder by the ureters and leaves the body through the urethra.If blood stops flowing into a kidney, part or all of it could die leading to kidney failure. Kidney diseases can also affect the nephrons affecting the waste removal mechanism.
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Symptoms of kidney failure are:
The two tests:
Treatments may include:
Treatment for end-stage kidney disease
A nephrologist specializes in diseases and conditions that affect the kidneys.
New research shows that the kidneys are regenerating and repairing themselves throughout life.
Acute kidney failure can be fatal and requires intensive treatment, although it may be reversible.
Kidney pain is felt in the upper half of the back and would be felt on either sides or both just under the ribs unlike back pain.
The length of the stay depends on any complications. Usually 6-10 days stay if there are no complications.
ASTRA is an NGO in Mumbai they can help find a suitable donor to swap with if a family member is not available.
One kidney can function well even in the absence of the other.The loss in kidney function is usually very mild, and life span is normal. Most people with one kidney live healthy, normal lives with few problems.
Dialysis and kidney transplant are not cures but a solution to the kidneys inability to function. A patient post transplant has a better quality of life.
Average life expectancy on dialysis is 5-10 years. in case of any comorbidities it may reduce.
It takes nearly four hours and is done thrice a week
Common signs of Kidney Disease
Common kidney conditions:
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