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Sabtu, 17 September 2011

Kidney Disease

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Kidney disease is not contagious, but the cause of death and needed expensive cost for the treatment of patients continue to last a lifetime. Because of increased awareness and early detection will prevent complications of the disease becomes chronic.

According Prof.Dr.dr.Endang Susalit, SpPD-KGH, Faculty of Medicine of the Division of Kidney Hypertension, kidney disease called chronic if the damage has occurred for more than three months and through the inspection proved the existence of structural abnormalities or renal function.

In chronic kidney disease occurs slowly decline in renal function resulting in renal failure which is the toughest stage of chronic kidney disease. If you have reached this stage, patients require renal replacement therapy in the form of dialysis (hemodialysis) or renal transplant is expensive.

Kidney weight we have is just 150 grams, or about half of our hands. But the kidney function is very strategic and affect all parts of the body. In addition to regulating body fluid balance, electrolyte, and acid-base, the kidneys will also dispose of metabolic waste that will poison the body, regulate blood pressure and maintain healthy bones.

Recognize the signs

Kidney disease often with no complaints at all, not infrequently a person loses 90 percent of kidney function before you start to feel the complaint. Patients should be wary if you experience symptoms such as high blood pressure, change in amount of urine, blood in urine, swelling in the feet and ankles, weakness and difficulty sleeping, headaches, tightness, and feeling of nausea and vomiting.

Each person can be affected by kidney disease, but they are advised to do the exam early is a person who has obtained a high risk factor, namely those with a family history of high blood, diabetes, heart disease, as well as any family member who expressed doctors kidney pain.

There are several checks that can be done to determine the condition of our kidneys. The most common is the examination of urine. The presence of protein or blood in the urine showed abnormalities of the kidney.

In addition, we also can do blood tests to measure levels of creatinine and urea in the blood. If the kidneys do not work, levels of both substances would be increased in the blood. Further examination to identify abnormalities in the form of radiological examination and renal biopsy. Usually these checks on certain indications and appropriate doctor's advice.

Healthy lifestyle

Kidney disorders can be prevented by various means, particularly by implementing a healthy lifestyle. Stop smoking, watching your cholesterol, control weight, avoid the shortcomings of liquid with enough water to drink no more than 2 liters per day. "Drinking extra water will only damage the kidneys," said Dr.David Manuputty, gas stations from RSCM Jakarta.

In addition to a healthy lifestyle, do annual health checks on doctors, ask also that your urine is checked to see any blood or protein in the urine. No less important, be careful in using anti-pain medication in particular types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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