Recognize the Symptoms and Causes of Kidney Failure
Kidneys are organs located at the bottom of the back of the human body. Although only the size of a fist, the kidneys are a very important part of the body and must be taken care of.
The prevalence of kidney failure in men (0.3%) was higher than in women (0.2%). Based on age characteristics, the highest prevalence was in the age category above 75 years (0.6%), where an increase began to occur at the age of 35 years and over.
Friends of Hermina, before discussing further about Kidney Failure and its symptoms, let's look at the explanation.
Acute renal failure is a rapid deterioration of the kidney's ability to cleanse the blood and toxins, leading to the accumulation of metabolic wastes in the blood.
Chronic kidney failure is a progressive and irreversible function disorder in which the body's ability fails to maintain metabolism and fluid and electrolyte balance, resulting in uremia, retention of uremia and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood.
What are the signs and symptoms of chronic kidney failure?
- Nauseous vomit
- Swollen feet and hands
- Urinary pattern disorders
- Dry and scaly skin
- Out of breath
There are several risk factors that influence the occurrence of kidney failure including the following:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Renal vascular disease
- Recurrent kidney infections
- Retrograde pyelogram
- Kidney ultrasound
- Renal arteriogram
- Urea test, blood creatinine
- Kidney Replacement
hemodialysis is a dialysis therapy outside the body. This therapy is generally carried out by people with kidney problems whose kidneys are no longer functioning optimally.
2. CAPD (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis)
It is a method of dialysis performed through the stomach. This method utilizes the membrane in the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) which has a wide surface and lots of blood vessel network as a natural filter when passed by waste substances.
3. Kidney transplant
A kidney transplant or kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to replace a kidney that has been damaged by end-stage chronic kidney failure. The transplanted kidney can come from a living or deceased donor.
Kidney failure is one of the most common diseases in society. To prevent kidney failure by implementing a healthy lifestyle, for example drinking lots of water, not smoking and avoiding cigarette smoke, not drinking alcoholic beverages, and diligently exercising
When to go to the doctor....?
If Friends of Hermina have the problems described above, you should consult a specialist in internal medicine, sub-specialist in Kidney Hypertension, dr. Linda Armelia, Sp.PD-KGH, FINASIM at Hermina Hospital Bekasi