Hemodialysis treatment can be efficient at replacing some lost kidney function, but patients can experience complications and side-effects.
Hemodialysis filters kidney patients’ blood through a machine. Improving the membranes that mimic kidney function could reduce complications and side-effects, with better treatment results.
Patients on dialysis struggle to follow strict diets.
Following a healthy diet may lower the risk of disease complications and allow patients to live well despite having the disease.
Patients with kidney disease may develop more severe symptoms.
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Patients with kidney disease may also have heart problems or diabetes – both of which have been linked with more severe COVID-19 infections.
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If you have been drinking more water than your body needs, the body tells the kidney filters to get rid of the spare water. That’s when your urine will look paler.
One of the waste products that your kidneys put into your urine is a chemical called urobilin, and it is yellow.
Will this help the thousands of Americans who need a kidney transplant get one in time?
The need for organs to transplant far exceeds the supply.
Right now, your kidneys are getting rid of all things your body does not need. They do this by ‘cleaning’ your blood.
When my kidneys stopped working properly, my dad gave me one of his kidneys. Thanks, Dad.
If you have high blood pressure, smoke or have diabetes, you’re at risk of chronic kidney disease.
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People undergoing dialysis would have a better quality of life if they had a kidney transplant.
Many patients with end stage kidney disease would live longer and have a better quality of life with a kidney transplant compared to staying on dialysis.
Rugby legend Jonah Lomu had a rare kidney disorder.
All Blacks legend, Jonah Lomu, suffered from nephrotic syndrome for most of his adult life. Here is what we know about the rare condition.
Hard going and not for everyone.
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