A series of actions to remove or filters waste products and excess fluids from the blood, when kidneys no longer in a position to filter, normally done in chronic KIDNEY FAILURE condition . According to conventional medicine system, in chronic kidney failure, dialysis is must twice or three times a week for life, or until the kidney transplant is performed. And to the concept, there are two methods of dialysis:
Hemodialysis diverts the patients’ blood through an artificial kidney (a renal dialysis machine that filters the blood in imitation of the kidneys. It is mostly performed in out-patient clinics. Here, the blood from an artery in the patients arm is delivered to the dialysis machine, where it is separated from the dialysis fluid by an artificial membrane through which waste chemicals and water can be filtered out. At the end of this process the blood is returned to an arm vein.
Peritoneal dialysis uses the filtering properties of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal and pelvic cavities that covers the intestines. Waste products in the blood passing through the peritoneal capillaries are filtered into fluid introduced into the peritoneal cavity via a catheter inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall allows dialysis fluid to pass into the peritoneal cavity.
Dialysis is not a cure, but it can help the affected person feel better and live for a longer. Kidney transplant may be best choice if one otherwise is healthy. With a new kidney, one may feel better and be able to live a more normal life. But have to wait for a kidney that is a good match for blood and tissue type.
Dialysis Diet – When the food that consume is digested, the blood picks up nutrients and carries them to all the cells in the body. The cells absorb the nutrients and deposit the wastes back into the bloodstream. Healthy kidneys remove wastes from the blood and cut them through urine and bowel movements. If fail in performing this function, hemodialysis or dialysis of the blood is used to give an artificial replacement for the kidney failure. Despite being an effective way of artificially removing wastes from the bloodstream, an artificial system cannot completely replace the natural functions of kidneys. Besides removing wastes from the body, kidneys also function as part of endocrine system, releasing hormones, an active form of vitamin D for production of red blood cells, as well as helping in absorption of calcium and phosphate. While the kidneys work around the clock for effective purification of the blood, wastes can build up between dialysis sessions. A dialysis diet is meant specifically for reducing the build-up of wastes by monitoring what you eat and drink.
Some of the key aspects of the dialysis diet are:
Fluids – A dialysis diet is required to control the amount of fluids, potassium, phosphorous and sodium in the body. This needs to be done while ensuring that the body gets enough calories and proteins for maintaining health. The body can accumulate fluids between dialysis sessions, causing puffiness or weight gain, and must be controlled. Some fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water and should be limited to small quantities. These include melons, grapes, oranges, tomatoes, celery and the like.
Minerals – Healthy kidneys keep up a proper level of phosphorous to keep a steady heartbeat. Smaller portions of foods rich in potassium like avocados, bananas, kiwis and dried fruit are recommended to limit potassium intake. The same rule applies to oranges, melons and pears. You can remove some of the potassium from some vegetables like tomatoes and potatoes by peeling them and soaking in large amounts of water for several hours. Too much phosphorus can weaken bones by pulling out calcium. Milk, cheese, dried beans; peas, colas, nuts and peanut butter should also be controlled since they have a high phosphorous content.
Proteins – Usually a low-protein diet is advised for a natural weight loss to help in maintaining muscle and repairing damaged tissue. In case of dialysis, you may be advised to follow a high-protein diet to restrict production of wastes like urea. Take high-quality proteins from fish, and egg whites. Weight Management – Some diabetics need to add to their weight and may be advised to consume more calories. Oils from olives, rapeseed and safflower seed are healthy sources of calories and you may use them generously on bread, rice and noodles.
Changing diet can help protect the damaged kidneys. It can also help to control other diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can make kidney disease worse.
Key Points – Need to limit salt (sodium), fluids, and protein. Some also have to limit potassium and phosphorus. Disease means that for some time kidneys have not been working the way they should. Kidneys have an important job of filtering the blood. They remove waste products and extra fluid and flush them from body as urine. When kidneys do not work right, wastes build up in the blood and make a person sick. Each of kidneys has about a million tiny filters, called nephrons. If nephrons are damaged, they stop working. For a while, healthy nephrons can take on extra work. But if damage continues, more and more nephrons shut down. After a certain point, the nephrons that are left cannot filter blood well enough to keep healthy. Sodium is a naturally occurring mineral that the body needs to work properly. But too much sodium can cause problems, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) or heart failure, or make problems worse. Salt is the most familiar source of sodium. Sodium is often hidden in foods that don’t taste salty, such as cheddar cheese and processed foods. It is also a major ingredient of mono sodium glutamate (MSG). If to cut back on sodium in diet: Limit ready-mixed sauces and seasonings, frozen dinners, canned soups, and salad dressings, which usually contain a lot of sodium. Always measure the salt in recipes and use half of what is called for. If, Renal ‘Kidney’ not functioning properly, there is a possibility to regain the inactive or under active kidneys into the functional one that too without the dialysis process.
According to the energy concept of acupuncture Onnuri SuJok, there is a positive possibility of regaining the kidneys into functional one. Through the concept, the quality of a person’s life can be improved by insertion of very fine needles at the certain energy meridians, gates, or affected joints organ, in miniature form of hands and feet’s, no direct application of needles in the main organs. Besides, the needle is to be pricking only 1mm on the upper surface of the skin, and one can start getting effectiveness within 10 to 15 sessions. The remission of the disease can be achieved and medicament’s therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether, if to follow life style. The course of treatment is definitely uneventful. ONE MUST OPT FOR IT, as there is no side effect at all.
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