Day 242 of 365: Chronic kidney disease summary
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time.
Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney failure.
The two main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for up to two-thirds of the cases.
Symptoms of CKD include feel more tired and have less energy, have trouble concentrating, have a poor appetite, have trouble sleeping, have muscle cramping at night.
Day 243 of 365: Summary of kidney transplants
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure that’s done to treat kidney failure.
A kidney transplant can free you from a long-term dependence on a dialysis machine and the strict schedule that goes with it.
A kidney transplant may be an option if your kidneys have stopped working entirely. This condition is called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).
Kidney donors may be either living or deceased.
The most serious risk of a transplant is that your body rejects the kidney. However, it’s rare that your body will reject your donor kidney.
Day 244 of 365: Summary of Kidney health
Watch out for signs of kidney disease ie high blood pressure,changes to your urine , blood in your urine or increased puffiness around your legs, ankles or eyes
Watch your blood pressureHigh blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for developing kidney disease
Drink water instead
Drinking water regularly throughout the day helps your kidneys to function properly and stay healthy.
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