Preventing Uremia: Tips for Maintaining Kidney Health
Your kidneys perform vital roles: they filter wastes, excess water, and impurities from your blood. They also regulate the pH level salt and potassium levels in your body and produce hormones that helps manage your blood pressure and control the red blood cell production.
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Uremia is a medical condition that occurs when your kidneys are unable to properly filter the waste products and excess substances from your blood. It happens when there is an accumulation of urea and other waste products in your bloodstream.
Uremia may lead to kidney failure when left untreated and kidney failure may damage your other organs. If you are diagnosed with any type of kidney disease, consult your medical provider for proper diagnosis and to start treatment right away.
One of the best ways to prevent uremia, especially if you are in end-stage renal failure, is to continue your dialysis. And because uremia is caused by severe kidney disease and kidney failure, you can prevent it by taking care of your kidney’s health and prevent kidney diseases whenever possible.
Here are several ways to follow to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease.
- Keep fit and always be active
This can help in maintaining your ideal weight, to reduce your blood pressure and the risk of chronic kidney disease. Your exercise doesn’t need to be grandeur. A simple walk around the park, jogging, cycling and even dancing are already great for your health.
- Control your blood sugar
People with diabetes are at high risk of developing kidney diseases. Kidneys work extra hard in filtering the blood with people who has diabetes. This can lead to life-threatening damage.
- Monitor blood pressure
High blood pressure can also damage the kidneys. A healthy BP reading should only be at 120/80 mmHg. Lifestyle and dietary changes can help lower your blood pressure.
- Appropriate fluid intake
The right level of fluid intake will depend on many factors, including climate, exercise and health conditions. Normally 2 liters of water a day is advised. Although this might be adjusted due to several climate conditions.
- Over-the-counter medications
Over the counter pain relivers are harmful to the kidneys, they can cause kidney damage. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can damage the kidneys if taken regularly.
- Get your kidneys regularly checked
It is better to have a regular checkup to always be on the lookout for your kidney’s health. Getting ahead of any damage can help slow or prevent future damage to the kidneys.
Getting checked regularly will help your chance of deflecting kidney diseases. Pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you. If you notice changes in your body’s functions, talk to a medical provider for a proper diagnosis and course of treatment.
To prevent uremia, 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/.