Kidney Disease Management
KIDNEY DISEASE MANAGEMENT:
1. The main treatments are: lifestyle changes - to help you stay as healthy as possible. medicine - to control associated problems, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. dialysis - treatment to reproduce some of the functions of the kidney, which may be necessary in cases of advanced CKD (stage 5).
Work with your healthcare team to monitor your kidney health
The tests that healthcare providers use to test for kidney disease can also be used to track changes in kidney function and damage. Kidney disease tends to get worse over time. Each time you are checked, ask your provider how the test results compare to the latest results. Your goals will be to
• keep your GFR the same
• keep your urine albumin at the same level or lower
There are 3 treatments for kidney failure to know about kidney disease:
There are 3 options for treating kidney failure:
a) kidney transplant, in which a diseased kidney is replaced with a healthy kidney from a donor.
b) Dialysis, which uses a machine (hemodialysis) or
c) other parts of the body (peritoneal dialysis) to remove waste and excess fluid from your blood.
5 stages of kidney failure:-
Five stages of chronic kidney disease
• Stage 1 with normal or high GFR (GFR > 90 mL/min)
• Stage 2 Mild CRI (GFR = 60-89 mL/min)
• Stage 3A moderate CRI (GFR = 45-59 mL/min)
• Moderate CRF stage 3B (GFR = 30-44 mL/min)
• Severe CKD stage 4 (GFR = 15-29 mL/min)
• End-stage 5 CRF (GFR < 15 mL/min)