I worked with several clients over the years, and most of them have had some sort of kidney ailment. As a result, one eventually died and another is being treated at home.
In which, doing peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home increases the flexibility and independence of your life on dialysis. It can save you frequent trips to the hospital or clinic and gives you more freedom to do the activities you love.
My client loves it, and of course it takes its toll, however, it seems to be working. But if you take care of your two precious jewels, and know the warning signs, you should be okay.
Sadly, a family friend felt embarrassed, and chose not to get dialysis altogether, which resulted in their untimely death. Thoughtfully, if you do have a loved one that is in this situation, it is encouraging to seek help, that could help them live longer.
In closing, It’s highly important to keep kidneys functioning in healthy condition. Unfortunately, many people don’t recognize the serious signs that suggest a problem with their kidneys until it’s too late.
You are more likely to develop kidney disease if you have
The following are the 8 common symptoms of failing kidneys:
1. Swelling or puffiness around eyes, ankles, and other areas of the body
2. Changes in appetite
3. Frequent, unexplained fatigue
4. Shortness of breath
5. Difficulty sleeping
6. Changes in urination, such as an increased urge, pain, or decreased output
7. Any unusual changes in the appearance or smell of the urine
8. Restlessness, frequent urination at night, or waking frequently throughout the night to go to the bathroom