The kidneys clean your blood by removing wastes, minerals, and excess fluid. Additionally, they produce hormones that keep your bones and blood healthy. However, damaged kidneys cannot function properly. Your body can accumulate harmful wastes. There may be an increase in your blood pressure. It is possible for your body to retain excess fluid and not produce enough red blood cells. Kidney failure occurs when this happens.
Kidney failure requires treatment to replace what the kidneys normally do. Dialysis or a kidney transplant are the two treatment options. There are advantages and disadvantages to each treatment. In order to get the best results from your treatment, you must make some changes to your lifestyle, including how you eat and how you plan your daily activities. Nevertheless, most people with kidney failure can live a full and active life with the help of healthcare providers, family members, and friends.
To discuss diagnosis and treatment options, please book an appointment with our specialist.
To learn more about kidney failure, please click on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/kidney-disease/
Dr Ibrahim Yahli MD MRCPsych