Managing Uremia: Treatment Options and Lifestyle Tips
Uremia is a medical condition that occurs when your kidneys are unable to effectively filter waste products and excess substances from your blood. It happens when there is an accumulation of urea and other waste products in your bloodstream, leading to a range of symptoms and potential complications. Uremia is often associated with advanced or severe kidney disease.
Doral Health and Wellness provides an in-center dialysis services, managed by our highly trained medical team. To know more about dialysis, you can consult with the best nephrologists and urologists of Doral Health and Wellness in East New York.
When you have uremia, it means that your kidneys are already damaged. And dialysis is the main treatment for uremia is dialysis. Dialysis is a procedure that copies the works of your kidneys, and your kidneys are supposed to remove the extra salt, water and other toxins from your bloodstream. There are two types of dialysis, the peritoneal dialysis where your abdominal lining is used as a natural filter to your blood, and the hemodialysis where a machine is used to filter blood externally before returning your cleaned blood to your body.
- Kidney Transplant
One of the treatment option for uremia is kidney transplant, especially when you have already reached the end-stage renal failure. Kidney transplant is when a healthy kidney, taken from a living or dead donor, and place in your body.
- Regenerative Medicine
Researchers are still working for this type of treatment option. This may help those who have kidney disease and are at high risk of developing uremia. This procedure will use your own cell to help your body heal on its own. This can also help slow down the progression of kidney diseases.
You may also talk to your medical provider for any tips that may help you manage your condition. Here are some tips and guidelines that you may want to discuss with your medical provider:
- Know your allowed protein intake that you may consume each day.
- Eat enough calories to maintain your weight.
- Monitor your potassium levels, as they may increase depending on your urine output due to your medications.
- Control your fluid retention and blood pressure.
Although these tips may help you with your condition, it is still best to consult your medical provider and/or dietitian so you may fully understand your required lifestyle changes to manage your condition properly.
To explore these treatment options further and to receive personalized care, consult with our experienced nephrologists and urologists at Doral Health and Wellness. Understanding and addressing uremia require a comprehensive approach fit to your needs. Doral Health and Wellness provides an in-center dialysis managed by our highly trained medical team, we can work with you to create a dialysis regimen that will fit your medical needs and schedule.
If you have symptoms of having kidney problems, 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 Urology Center, our team of urologist and nephrologist 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. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org/department/urology/.