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.
You may begin to feel the symptoms, after CKD develops in the first early months. The possible CKD symptoms may include:
- less urination
- poor sleep
- nausea and vomiting
- Back Pain
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 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.
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 helps the kidney to remove the excessive wastes from the blood and alleviate the symptoms of kidney damages.
Kidney transplant, actually, should be the last choice, not the best choice for patients with CKD or Kidney Failure.