Kidney Failure Treatment: A Closer Look at Dialysis

When faced with kidney failure your body will no longer be able to clean your blood as it should.  At this point it is important to receive kidney failure treatment to maintain proper functioning of the body.  Aside from a kidney transplant, there is only one option available – dialysis.  There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.  The first type works by using a machine that cleans your blood, and the second works by filtering blood through the lining of your abdomen.  Both types of dialysis have their various advantages and disadvantages and it is important to evaluate them to see which works best for you.  In some cases however, you may be limited to a specific type.

Dialysis can help a patient who is experiencing kidney failure by allowing them to continue living a productive life, however it is not glamorous.  People who undergo dialysis must follow special diets.  When they go for treatment, they are required to sit hours while all of their blood is cleaned and pumped back into their bodies.  This can continue for years while they wait for a donor, which in many cases never comes.

Treating Kidney Disease with Natural Methods

If you have kidney disease and are concerned about kidney failure due to long term use of prescription drugs, it is important to do everything you can to keep your kidneys functioning properly.  Natural kidney failure treatment can help to promote their proper functioning.  The great thing is that these methods are easy and fit right in to your daily routine.

 

Be sure to monitor your carbohydrate intake, this is because kidney disease can affect how your body uses insulin. Keeping your blood glucose in line will help to protect your kidneys.  Another thing you may want to consider is increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. The ones you want to pay special attention to are those containing large quantities of antioxidants like berries, cherries and red grapes.  Adding vitamin and mineral supplements can work wonders toward helping your kidneys, however some are detrimental to kidney health and some are fantastic. For this reason it is important to talk to a dietitian about what supplements will work best in promoting healthy kidney function.   As you can see, there are many natural ways you can protect your kidneys health.  Some studies have even shown that natural remedies can reverse kidney problems all together. I recommend all people try using these natural methods before resorting to dialysis as a kidney failure treatment.

 

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