Kidney failure is a condition in which one or two kidneys do not work anymore. The reason will be high blood pressure, diabetes and acute kidney injuries. Some of the symptoms that are on the list include swelling, vomiting, nausea, and fatigue. Note that, the essential treatments that are done include kidney transplants or dialysis.
The failure of the kidney is temporary or it can be quick in acute conditions. In some cases, it can be chronic and will get worse with time. Kidney failure is a severe stage of kidney disease and it can be fatal without treatment. If a person is suffering from kidney failure, the individual may survive a few days or weeks in the absence of treatment.
Anyone can be affected by kidney failure. But the people who have the following issues will be at higher risk of kidney failure:
- A person suffering from diabetes.
2. Individuals with high blood pressure (Hypertension)
3. Someone with an abnormal kidney structure.
4. Individuals who have a family history related to kidney disease.
5. People who are 60 plus years old.
6. People who have ethnicities such as Hispanic, Native American, Black, and Alaska Native.
7. Someone with a long history of taking painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
What Happens in Kidney Failure?
There are different kidney disease stages as per the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The normal value is 100 and the lowest value is 0 which specifies that kidneys are not able to perform any function.
The total five stages of kidney disease are as follows:
Stage 1: In this, the GFR is 90 plus but below 100. The kidney at this stage is mildly damaged but the functioning is normal.
Stage 2: GFR is low with a value of 60 or it can be high up to 89. The kidneys are damaged more than in stage 1 but they are still working.
Stage 3: GFR will be as low as 30 or high as 59. There will be a mild or severe loss of kidney function.
Stage 4: GFR gets low up to 15 and high at 29. At this point, you have severe loss of kidney function.
Stage 5: GFR is below the value of 15. Kidneys are near or at full failure.
Warning Signs of Kidney Failure
In the case of Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure, the below signs are noticeable:
- Fatigue (Extreme tiredness)
2. Vomiting and nausea.
3. Trouble concentrating or confusion.
4. Swelling near the body areas like ankles, hands, or face.
5. Cramps, peeing more often along with dry or itchy skin.
6. Food might taste metallic or the individual has a poor appetite.
Ways to Diagnose Kidney Failure?
Now, let’s talk about the ways through which you can diagnose whether your kidneys are at risk or not!
The test measures a specific substance like blood or pee. You have to pee in special containers and later technicians will analyze urine samples in the lab.
It shows how properly our kidneys are removing the waste from the blood. A thin needle is used to withdraw the blood from a vein in your arm. Blood is analyzed by technicians in the lab.
The test provides a look at the kidneys and surrounding areas for identifying the blockages or abnormalities. Some of the common tests are the CR Program, MRI, and Kidney ultrasound.
How Rehman Healthcare Centre Will Assist You?
Are you suffering from kidney failure and medicines are not providing any kind of benefits? You should visit the Rehman Healthcare Centre today to get the treatment started using herbal medicines made without using any kind of chemical substance. The doctors will be providing you with the right guidance by analyzing your disease and prescribing the right herbal medicine.
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