End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis
End-stage renal disease, or kidney failure, is a medical condition where your chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage. During end-stage renal disease, your kidneys no longer work the way they should meet your body’s needs. Your kidneys are the ones responsible for filtering and expelling excess fluid and waste in your body through urine. When your kidneys lose their ability to function properly, it could be extremely dangerous to your body. You will soon need to undergo dialysis or worse, a kidney transplant to continue living.
If you notice signs and symptoms of any type of kidney disease, visit us at Doral Health and Wellness and consult with the best nephrologists in East New York.
Unlike other kidney diseases that can be treated, slowed, or stopped, kidney failure has no cure. If you are struggling with end-stage kidney disease, you already need dialysis or a kidney transplant to continue living or to survive.
Your medical provider will calculate your estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), this will help track the severity of your kidney disease. Having a score of 100 means your kidney is functioning very well, and a zero score means there is no kidney function at all. A score of 15 and below means you already have kidney failure, and you already need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
There are two common types of dialysis:
- Hemodialysis – Dialysis is a treatment where a machine called a hemodialyzer is used to clean your blood. This procedure takes over the function of your kidney in keeping your body in balance. The hemodialyzer removes the blood from your body, filters it, and returns the clean blood to your body.
- Peritoneal dialysis – this type of dialysis procedure cleans your blood while it is still in your body. A plastic tube will be placed in your belly, where a solution will be pumped to collect the extra fluid and waste in your blood.
Dialysis can be in a hospital, in a clinic, or at home. Your medical provider can help you decide which option is best for your condition and your convenience.
Your medical provider, or your nephrologist, is the one responsible for determining what type of dialysis you should get. And this will be based on:
- Your kidney health and function
- The amount of waste in your body
- The amount of fluid that you have
- Your size
If you are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, you may still need to have dialysis treatment while waiting for your schedule up until you have the surgery.
If you have symptoms of kidney issues, talk to your doctor so you can devise a proper treatment plan for your condition. Never take any symptoms of kidney problems for granted. It is better to have it checked early on before it progresses. At Doral Health and Wellness, our team of nephrologists will work with you in managing your disease and your quality of life. To schedule an appointment, please visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212, or call 1-347-384-5690. For more information, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries. You can visit Doral Health and Wellness to get a consultation with the best Neurologists in Brooklyn. We provide comprehensive care for kidney infections and have top-of-the-line facilities for kidney disease dialysis.