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Nursing Care Plan for Chronic Kidney Disease


2013-05-08 11:01

Chronic Kidney Diseases means a kidney medical condition which lasts as long as more than 3 months. This article talks about the nursing care plan and overview of chronic kidney disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Having chronic kidney disease means that there is damage in kidneys which causes the kidneys cannot work as well as they should. Chronic kidney disease, as its name implies, doesn’t occur suddenly. In contrary, it happens day by day, resulting in impairments in kidneys.

CKD Cause

The common causes of CKD include high blood pressure, Diabetes, repeated kidney infections, Polycystic Kidney Disease, renal artery blocking etc.

CKD Symptoms

You may begin to feel the symptoms, after CKD develops in the first early months. The possible CKD symptoms may include:

- headache

- less urination

- poor sleep

- nausea and vomiting

- Back Pain

- Fatigue

Nursing Care Plan for CKD

Focus Assessment of CKD includes Urinary System, Mobility, Fluid and electrolyte balance, Neurology , circulation etc.

The nursing diagnosis may involve with ineffective breathing pattern, impaired urinary elimination, imbalanced nutrition and excessive fluid volume related to swellings.

CKD Treatment

CKD treatments are very various in effects and forms. Here are some common treatments for CKD.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine uses natural plants, herbs etc to reverse the kidney damage by repairing the scarred kidney tissues and improve kidney functions.

Immunotherapy

More than 95% of kidney diseases are caused by immune system disorder. Immunotherapy helps rebuild the underlying immune system and prevent the relapse of kidney damage.

Dialysis

Dialysis helps the kidney to remove the excessive wastes from the blood and alleviate the symptoms of kidney damages.

Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplant, actually, should be the last choice, not the best choice for patients with CKD or Kidney Failure.



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