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Dialyzer reuse in Hemodialysis

Some concerns for dialyzer reuse in Hemodialysis

One of the most important devices of Hemodialysis therapy is the dialyzer or also known as a filter, it is the device responsible for filtering urea and other toxins that accumulate in the body of people with kidney disease. There are different types of filters and advances in technology have allowed improvements in their efficiency, that is, in the number of substances that filter, for several years, and due to the search for options that allow reducing costs in therapy, have led to the development of filter cleaning and sterilization methods, this allows them to be reused on the same patient during several hemodialysis sessions.

 

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Diet in Kidney Disease

Diet Guide for Kidney Patients

A proper and balanced diet is essential for the health of all people. When the kidneys do not work, diet is especially important since they are responsible for eliminating fluids and waste substances from the body.

An inappropriate diet can increase the number of complications and lead to progressive deterioration. From the moment you are diagnosed with the disease, you must change the way you eat as a fundamental part of treatment.

This guide will help you learn about the substances in food and how they can affect your body positively or negatively. You must learn what to eat and how to eat to enjoy the pleasure of food without jeopardizing your well-being and health. Thus, you can eat varied and carefully considering the knowledge and recommendations that are explained in this Diet Guide.

 

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High-Protein Diets and Kidney Disease

High-Protein Diets

Rapid weight-loss diets, which is increasingly popular among the young generations, are usually based on a high-protein intake and a very limited amount of carbohydrates. Although there is some evidence that these diets lead to a rapid weight loss, it is still unclear whether these results are sustainable in the longer-term. In other words: you may gain weight – when you end your diet – as fast as you lost it. Besides, some studies suggest that high-protein intake may lead to long-term side effects, affecting your kidneys.

 

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Lupus & Kidneys

Lupus and Kidneys

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system (the system that is normally responsible for defending against infectious processes) attacks the body itself. It is a disease that most often attacks young women between 20-30 years of age, is incurable, only controllable. Lupus can affect multiple organs of the body, including the kidney.

 

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

CKD

Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.

In the early stages of chronic kidney disease, you may have few signs or symptoms. Chronic kidney disease may not become apparent until your kidney function is significantly impaired.

Treatment for chronic kidney disease focuses on slowing the progression of the kidney damage, usually by controlling the underlying cause. Chronic kidney disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant.