Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney disease(CKD) is also known as Chronic Kidney Failure and is the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which is than excreted through urine. When CKD reaches an advanced stage, the levels of fluids become very dangerous and it causes electrolytes and wastes to build up in the body.(Mayo Clinic, 2016)
CKD occurs when a disease or condition impairs kidney function, causing kidney damage to worsen over several months or years. There are several diseases that can contribute to CKD, if they are not kept under control or not treated properly. The diseases that can cause CKD are Diabetes type I or II, high blood…
Chronic Kidney Disease Management
Chronic kidney disease is defined as a reduced glomerular filtration rate, increased urinary albumin excretion, or both. GFR< 60mL/min/1.73 m2 for > 3 months.
Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of chronic kidney disease. Markers of damage include abnormalities in the blood or urine tests or imaging studies. The level of GFR, which is accepted as the best measure of the kidney’s ability to filter blood allows for the expression of kidney function…
Chronic kidney disease can reck havoc on the bones. When the kidneys fail to regulate the balance of phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D or when hypooclaemia dn hyperphopahtemia persist, parathyroid hormone will increase to compensate. Although the body is adaptable it will eventually fall behind. According to Ruf & Clifford (2010), "The cornerstone of management of chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder is to maintain normal bone turnover by maintaining adequate PTH and vitamin D…
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease on the rise, effecting one in nine adults in the U.S. (Nelms, Sucher, Lacey, & Roth, 2010). This trend has catapulted CKD to epidemic proportions. The disease is characterized by the progressive and irreversible loss of kidney function brought on predominantly by uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes mellitus, leaving millions at risk for developing the disease. There are five stages of CKD and they are assessed…
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common chronic illness. It generally denotes the presence of renal dysfunction or renal damage lasting for three months or more (Park et al., 2015). Renal dysfunction is characterized by a reduction in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (i.e. eGFR<60mL/min/1.732 (i.e. stages 3-5). Nonetheless, the causal role is yet to be clearly established. Dietary phosphorus can also be reduced via mechanisms such as boiling foods and soaking…
thirty minutes the kidneys filter the blood in the body and removing the excess fluid. Most people live with two kidneys, but it is possible to live with one. I have survived with one kidney today trying everything to protect and live a longer life. “More than 26 million American adults have a chronic kidney disease (CKD). This means one adult out of every eight in the United States has decreased kidney function. (Santiago, 2015) How can people be so unaware of a disease that strikes so…
The intent of this paper is to examine conceptual linkages between concepts and the tenets of an approach to research. The article used in this paper is titled chronic kidney disease (CKD) stressors influence choices of dialysis modality (Harwood, Wilson, Sontrop and Clark, 2012). A prospective correlational design was used in thin study. The underpinning epistemological, ontological, ethical and ideological tenets of prospective correlation design is described based on this…
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease happens when the kidneys are damaged over a long period. The kidneys are two organs that perform many important jobs in the body. These jobs include:
• Removing wastes and extra fluids from the blood.
• Making hormones that help keep the body healthy.
• Making sure the body has the right amount of fluids and chemicals.
Chronic kidney disease may be caused by many things. The kidney damage occurs slowly. If too much damage occurs, the kidneys…
functions of the kidneys:
Manage blood pressure
Produce hormones and red blood cells
Remove waste from blood
Kidney disease for cats can be a result of a poor diet, genetics, bacterial infection, poisons and/or old age. This paper will provide nutritional guidelines in cases where age, diet or genetics generates chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a cat.
While chronic kidney disease cannot be reversed and progresses with time, a diet modified for cats with CKD can help in comfort and slow the…
Professional Role Development
12 March 2015
The clinical problem of chronic kidney disease is one that affects approximately twenty six million Americans annually. The signs and symptoms of this disease are common and most times nonspecific meaning they can be manifested by other diseases. The complications this disease causes are enormous and intimidating, so it is extremely imperative when we are assessing our patients for potential complications, we interpret the…