People need to know that this condition is a secondary disease caused by the presence of other initial pathologies (such as diabetes, hypertension, etc.), so it will be extremely important to have a healthy lifestyle, try to avoid the appearance. of these pathologies. and so you can enjoy a life of the highest possible quality and maximum health.
I believe that most people know that in this condition, the kidney does not properly fulfill its function of filtering the blood. and it will accumulate certain substances that we do not need and that in large quantities will be toxic.
This change in nutritional status can cause the patient to suffer from malnutrition, which, depending on the degree, can even compromise life.
People suffering from this disease, will have as main objective the prevention or reversal of this state of malnutrition and for this, the patient should perform a physical examination, as well as lifestyle, laboratory assessment, observation of symptoms, with to ensure whether or not the person suffers from malnutrition and, if so, find out to what extent.
All of these factors are important in detecting malnutrition in patients with chronic kidney failure, but there are particularly significant data and that, in terms of high blood levels, can provide us with an important clue as to whether the patient may have suffers from chronic renal failure. and that the parameter is creatinine, therefore, it is very important that when we ask the patient for a blood test, we ask that the creatinine parameter appear.
As people know that you suffer from this condition, this parameter is very important because when high blood levels will indicate that something is wrong in your body, because the kidney retains more creatinine than necessary, because its function and function are affected. you cannot delete it correctly.
Because the kidneys in the body are no longer doing their job properly, people suffering from chronic kidney failure must apply medical treatment called renal replacement therapy (RRT), which consists of three systems:
- Hemodialysis: consists of purifying the blood by removing toxic substances through the filter of a device and once purified, it is reintroduced into the body. It is done 3 times a week and can be done in an outpatient setting and at home.
- Dialysis aims to introduce a fluid that consists of water and electrolytes through a catheter. Specialists in the field use this method to remove waste and excess fluid until the concentration of dissolved substances in the blood is balanced. It is done 3-4 times a day at home.
- Kidney transplant. Doctors use this method only when the human kidney no longer works. The transplant is performed by a surgical procedure. Normally, the dysfunctional kidney is not usually removed, but a third is implanted and placed just below where the other two kidneys are.
In conclusion, people need to realize that regardless of the treatment they are taking, they need to take into account the nutritional requirements needed for it, both before starting the proper treatment as these are aggressive treatments and the treatment starts with a Proper nutritional status will be important for a better adaptation to it, as in time, because it will influence and how it adapts to it.
For all this, it will be necessary the advice and follow-up by a dietitian or nutritionist who performs regular monitoring of the patient and accompanies him ensuring an adequate nutritional status, so that the treatment is as effective as possible and to increase his quality of life.