New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplant From Any Donor In a new study published in the England journal of medicine, doctors have found a new procedure that allows kidney transplant from any donor possible by successfully altering a patients immune system which allows them to except kidneys from incompatible donors.
A method called desensitisation, “has the potential to save many lives” says Doctor Jeffrey Berns, a kidney specialist at the University of Pennsylvina’s Perelman school of medicine and the President of the National kidney Foundation.Read the full article here
It is possible for your body to go without food for weeks but certainly not water. Water plays an important part in our overall health and is vital to obtaining healthy kidneys.
Did you know that our kidneys has a huge role in how our bodies operate? Below is a list of the complete function of your kidneys.
- Regulate your body’s fluid levels
- Filter waste and toxins from your blood
- Releases a hormone that regulates your blood pressure
- Activate vitamin D which helps you maintain healthy bones
- Releases a hormone that directs production of your red blood cells
- Keeps your blood minerals in balance( Sodium, Phosphorus & Potassium)
Sadly every year kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer, in 2013 more than 47.000 Americans lost their lives to kidney disease and presently 804.226 people die globally each year due to kidney disease.
Signs and symptoms of kidney disease
Kidney disease often has no symptoms making it harder to detect until it is advanced.
Advanced symptoms of kidney disease include
- Fatigue & Weakness
- Difficult or painful urination
- Foamy, Pink or Dark urine
- Blood in urine
- Increased need to urinate ( mostly at night)
- Puffy eyes & swollen face
- Swollen hands, abdomen, ankles and feet
- Increased thirst
Early detection and treatment may slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.
Treatment methods for chronic / advanced kidney disease include:
- Dialysis – which removes waste products and extra fluids from your blood artificially
- Kidney transplant – surgically placing a healthy kidney from a donor into you body, you will need to take medications for the rest of your life to keep your body from rejecting the new organ.
Less invasive methods
- Medications to lower Cholesterol levels
- Medications to treat anemia
- Medication to relieve swelling
- Medications to protect your bones
- A low protein diet to minimize waste products from your body
- High blood pressure medication
Tips to keep your kidney healthy
- Always drink water when you feel thirsty
- Eat healthy foods
- Exercise regularly
- Use caution with supplements and herbal remedies
- Quit smoking
- Be careful when taking over the counter medications
- Get regular kidney function screening at least once a year.
Thanks for reading guys and i hope you listen to my advice by getting into healthy living.