Kidney Diseases and Treatments

Kidney Diseases and Treatments

The importance of kidneys is often underestimated; however the importance of kidneys is extensive and far-reaching. Although most kidney disease patients do not notice many symptoms, diabetes, family member with kidney disease and high blood pressure are at a greater risk of developing kidney diseases. More than 6 million people in Germany are affected by one or the other form of chronic renal condition and more than 15,000 new patients for dialysis are being admitted into hospitals each year. From filtering out body waste to removing excess fluids from the body, kidneys are an essential organ in the human body.

kidney treatments germanyKidneys are a very important pair of bean-shaped organs located on either side of the lower end of the spine. Kidney failure happens when the kidney’s fail in their ability to filter waste from the bloodstream. When the kidneys start to fail, waste gets accumulated in the bloodstream initially. Once the kidney failure progresses, you can develop complications like renal bone diseases and anemia. The treatment depends on the condition of your kidneys. From early stage to utter complete failure, chronic kidney failure progresses rather quickly if you do not take precautionary measures. If the condition has progressed, then the damage done to your kidneys is permanent. If the kidneys have failed completely and permanently, then the right treatment is to replace the functions of the kidneys using treatments such as dialysis or kidney transplant.

Kidney Transplant:

Those diagnosed with advanced kidney failure are sometimes advised by doctors to undergo kidney transplant in order to avoid undergoing repeated dialysis. The ‘matching’ kidney might be donated by the relatives of a recently deceased person, or from a family member or from any unrelated person as well. Following the kidney transplant, the patient will be given anti-rejection drugs in order to increase the success rate of the transplant. However, not everyone is advised to undergo kidney transplant unless it is deemed absolutely necessary.

Dialysis:

If the kidneys are performing normally, then they would clean the toxins and wastes out of your system. However, if the kidneys do not function well, then dialysis is carried out to help cleanse the body off harmful toxins. Dialysis is a mechanical process of cleansing the blood off waste, excess water and toxins. It is used to replace the lost functions of the kidneys.  Dialysis is used as a treatment for both acute kidney failures and chronic kidney failures.

Hemodialysis:

In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney machine is used to clean the blood. The surgeon might make a shunt in your arm or use a catheter in your jugular vein. Another tube connects the shunt in your arm with the machine that circulates blood through the kidney machine, cleans it and pumps it back to your body.

Peritoneal Dialysis:

Peritoneal dialysis, on the other hand, uses the inner lining of abdomen called the peritoneal membrane. This membrane has the same filtering characteristics of kidneys. A tube is planted in the abdominal cavity, and during each dialysis procedure, dialysate – the dialysis liquid – is run through the tube. This fluid collects the wastes from the body and drains it out after a few hours. A number of cycles from injecting fluid, cleaning and drainage is required every 24 hours. The importance of getting the right diagnosis at the right time makes a lot of difference in treating kidney diseases.  That is why EuroMedic Healthcare has been a pioneer in providing high-quality care and sophisticated treatment methods for people with kidney problems for a number of years now. Don’t wait longer, you should only fill in the inquiry form and send us your medical reports. Our specialists will start with the evaluation and provide you with the best and most innovative treatment solutions. In few cases we also offer the stem cell therapy to treat kidney failure in cooperation with our partner doctors in Germany and Austria. 

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