For those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) that have been diagnosed with kidney failure, there is hope, even if there is no cure. Those with kidney failure, or end stage renal disease, may continue to live full lives with the help of dialysis treatment. Here’s what you need to know about kidney failure and dialysis.
What Is Kidney / Renal Failure?
Kidney failure, or renal failure, happens when kidneys no longer function well enough on their own without help. Kidney failure is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. At this stage, dialysis is necessary.
What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Failure?
For those with chronic kidney disease, symptoms may include: itching, muscle cramps, urinary changes, swelling, nausea and vomiting, trouble sleeping, and / or trouble breathing. Acute renal failure happens suddenly and may be brought on by heart attack, drug use, or lack of blood flow. Symptoms of acute kidney failure include: abdominal pain, back pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nosebleeds, and / or rashes. If you’ve got symptoms of acute or chronic kidney disease, you should seek medical attention.
How Is Renal Failure Treated?
In end-stage renal disease, dialysis is used to keep you alive. With dialysis, patients get the treatment they need to have a higher quality of life. Your kidney care team continues to monitor you throughout dialysis.
How Do You Choose a Dialysis Center?
Most patients receive dialysis at least 3 times each week, so be sure the center you choose has a convenient location. Look for a calm, welcoming environment. You’ll be spending a good deal of time at your dialysis center, and the right environment helps you make the most of your time. Choose a center that gives you access to top care professionals, including a renal dietitian.
Come Experience the Difference in Care at First Class Kidney Care!
Our boutique-style dialysis center provides high-quality care in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. Here, you have access to caring professionals, including a renal dietitian that helps you plan your diet for best health, as well as the opportunity to take part in support groups. Find out why patients love us and schedule a visit today! Call us at 754-307-9526 to schedule an appointment.