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KIDNEY FUNCTION AND THE HEALTH OF THE BONE SYSTEM

Why the proper kidney function is important for bone health? Healthy kidneys perform many important tasks. They remove waste and extra fluid from your body, help produce red blood cells, regulate the amount of minerals, and keep your bones healthy. In turn, minerals are nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. With advanced kidney […]

MYTHS AND FACTS FOR DIALYSIS TREATMENT

MYTHS AND FACTS FOR DIALYSIS TREATMENT Q: The only option to receive dialysis treatment is to travel to the center at least three times a week for hours. Is it right? A: Dialysis can be done in many ways: You can have dialysis in a hospital or outpatient clinic, or in your own home. Hemodialysis […]

DIALYSIS IN CHILDREN – WHEN IS REQUIRED?

WHAT CONDITIONS REQUIRE DIALYSIS IN CHILDREN? Dialysis, often considered a life-saving procedure for adults with kidney failure, is just as important for children facing similar health challenges. There are various scenarios where dialysis may be necessary for the youngest patients. Among them are: Acute kidney injury (AKI). In children, it can occur due to conditions […]

MAINTENANCE OF PERMANENT CATHETER DURING DIALYSIS. HOW TO PREVENT CATHETER INFECTIONS

One of the ways to perform dialysis is by inserting a permanent catheter. Proper care of the catheter is critical to prevent infections and complications that can jeopardize both the effectiveness of dialysis and the health of the patient. In this article, we will discuss the basic steps and best practices for maintaining the functionality […]

GLOMERULONEPHRITIS – WHAT CAUSES THEM AND TYPES

Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a group of diseases characterized by damage to the kidney glomeruli – small round structures in which waste products and excess fluids are filtered from the blood. WHAT CAUSES GLOMERULONEPHRITIS? There are multiple causes for GN- infections (bacterial, viral), autoimmune diseases (for example, lupus or Goodpasture syndrome), vasculitis, malignancies, toxins, medications. GN […]

COVID-19 IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the lives of millions around the world, with certain populations facing a higher risk of severe disease and complications. Among these vulnerable groups are people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. COVID-19 AND KIDNEY DISEASE Individuals with CKD […]

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease characterized by the formation of fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. These cysts can gradually replace healthy kidney tissue over time, leading to a decline in kidney function. PKD is one of the most common inherited diseases affecting the kidneys and can lead to various complications, including the […]

WHAT IS CARDIORENAL SYNDROM? – TYPES

Cardiorenal syndrome In ancient Eastern culture, the kidneys are a symbol of water, and the heart is a symbol of fire. These two “elements” must be in balance for a person’s spirit to be calm and his body to work well. When the kidneys do not function properly, the water element “floods and extinguishes” the […]

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