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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

To Prevent Uremia, You Should Do 4 Things

2018-08-02 08:20

To Prevent Uremia, You Should Do 4 ThingsAlthough kidney disease is not curable, it is preventable and controllable. And it is not the same as most people think that with kidney disease, you can only wait for uremia.

Kidney disease is difficult to treat, but it does not mean it can not be treated. But the fact is that only 1% of kidney patients progress into uremia, while the 99% of patients can protect some renal function well to prevent uremia.

Then how to slow down the progression of kidney disease and keep illness condition stable? The earlier you do the 4 things, the more possible for you to control the disease well.

1. To have a clear mind of your illness condition.

When kidneys are damaged, many symptoms and complications will appear, such as proteinuria, high blood pressure, high blood potassium and so on to speed up kidney failure.

But most renal patients do not go into uremia. Do you know why? The most important thing is to have a clear mind of your illness condition. If you do not have these signs, such as extremely high creatinine, GFR<15, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia and anemia, it is unnecessary for you to worry for now.

At this tie, you should clearly know which stage your disease is in, cooperate with the treatment aggressively, and protect renal function. Rather than worrying about whether it goes into uremia or not, you can observe these indicator change now.

2. To attach importance to preventing complications

With the development of the disease, some complications of kidney disease are no less harmful than dialysis and uremia, and some even seriously threaten the life of patients.

Complications which should be prevented in particularly including 3: hypertension, hyperkalemia, and anemia. High blood pressure can lead to serious electrolyte imbalance, aggravate the burden on the kidneys, and also cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Hyperkalemia is one of the side effects of electrolyte dysfunction after kidney failure. Severe hyperkalemia can lead to cardiac arrest or even sudden death, all of which are fatal. The harm of anaemia lies in the fact that the patients' physical condition will be worse, their immunity will be weakened, and they are prone to infection. Besides, the decrease of hemoglobin will aggravate the situation of renal ischemia and hypoxia so as to make kidney condition worse.

In order to prevent complications, you should firstly pay attention to the review, and make the changes of each indicator. Secondly, you should pay attention to the improvement of diet, for example, high blood pressure requires you have low salt diet. Lastly, you should monitor the changes of renal function. All indicators affect each other.

3. It is important for you to control your diet.

We have emphasized the requirements of renal diet for many times. Proper diet has two main effects on kidney disease: one is to help treat kidney and to treat all kinds of symptoms so as to make the medicine take effect fully, for example, low salt diet can help the antihypertensive drugs to take effect. The second one is to relieve the burden of kidneys so as to help kidneys get well.

Therefore, a reasonable, healthy and nutritious diet is the first choice for kidney patients, and bad eating habits can only aggravate the disease.

4. To improve living habit

Nowadays no matter young people or middle-aged or old people are under great pressure and tend to bind themselves into bad mood. Among them, high pressure is also one of the causes of kidney disease. Kidney patients should learn to relax themselves, regulate their emotions, and think positively about the treatment process, which is beneficial and harmless to the disease. On the contrary, bad mood may affect the treatment result, and even make kidney patients make mistakes, which is not conducive to providing a good environment for the recovery of the disease.

Hope that all kidney patients can make a 100% of their efforts as long as they have 1% of the hope, let alone that you may have 99 % of the hope.

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