Kidneys are the main organs that are responsible for filtering any waste products found in blood. They are also essential when it comes to regulating blood pressure, balancing electrolyte and balancing the production of red blood cells in your body. The symptoms of kidney failure occur as a result of the buildup of excess fluids […]
Kidney Failure as the word itself suggests is when the kidney is not able to perform the required function. I.e. it fails to filter out unwanted elements, wastes and toxins from the blood. Due to which unwanted wastes starts to build up in the body giving rise to blood pressure levels. At this state the body fails to produce required amount of red blood cells and the fluid level in the body keeps rising. Kidney failure can occur right after the birth of a child if it is not fully developed in the mother’s womb, or due to some kind of accident, or at a later stage due to some other chronic disease. There are many diseases and health problems that account for kidney failure. Long term electrolyte imbalance, high levels of potassium, anemia, blood sugar levels etc.
In any case a kidney failure has to be treated for a person to survive. The two most common ways of treating a kidney failure are dialysis and kidney transplant. The decision needs to be made depending on the case, availability of kidney, age and the state of other functioning organs.
Dialysis is performed through an external machine fitted to the nerves that pulls out, purifies and sends back pure blood into the blood streams. The function of the kidney is performed by the machine where it helps to remove unwanted wastes and toxins from the blood. The process takes a few hours and needs to be performed on a regular basis.
Where as in the case of kidney transplant, it is necessary when the kidneys are severely damaged. This way the patient gets to live a full life functioning on his own. Though, it is very important to find the right kidney as it has to cope up with the body functioning and other organs.
It is a stage when the kidney fails to perform its required task and the increased amount of impurities in the body causes other organs to react.
A normal kidney is supposed to effectively purify the blood, remove all impurities in blood, get rid of excess water, maintain blood pressure and balance electrolytes in the body. A kidney starts operating from the mother’s womb but as one grows old, their ability to operate efficiently decreases. There are two different types of Kidney […]