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Is Chronic Kidney Disease in Your Future? If you are Diabetic, You need to Read This!

Chronic Kidney Disease - is when the kidneys cease performing the removing of wastes and fluids from the body. It  may take years before you realize that your kidneys are going bad. That’s why it’s so...

...important to be aware and stay on top of this situation before it begins to happen or at least slow down the process, if it has started. Some may not know it’s happening until it’s too late. 

Once moved into the final stage (end stage renal disease), dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to perform the very necessary function of cleansing the waste and fluids from the body.

I have seen many diabetics with this condition. I use to work in a senior citizen’s home where many of the seniors were diabetics. I remember seeing them leave in the mornings going to...

...their dialysis appointments. When they returned in the afternoon, they would be dragging their tired bodies to their apartments telling me how bad they felt. I would sometimes have to help them to their apartments they were so weak.

One cause of  chronic kidney disease is diabetes. Another is high blood pressure. But they're not the only ones that may bring on chronic kidney failure.

  • chemicals

  •  medicines

  • drugs - including prescription and street drugs.

  • birth defects

  • disease - such as HIV, just to name a few.

When the kidneys stop doing their job wastes and fluids begin to back up in the body which overtime can be deadly. Some early symptoms of  chronic kidney disease are:

  • Headache

  • nausea

  • sick feeling

  • loss of appetite

  • numbness

  • drowsiness

  • impotence

  • insomnia

  • swelling and itching of feet and hands, etc.

There are several things that can be done to slow the disease. They include:

  • eliminating salt from the diet.

  • If diabetic - monitor sugars closely,

  • NO smoking

  • get regular exercise

  • watch foods high in fats and cholesterol.

Watch fluids and protein ( get doctors orders on this). What’s the scenario besides dialysis? Kidney transplant. But even then...

...dialysis may be  needed before kidneys become available. As was mentioned earlier, it takes quite some time to get to the point of total kidney failure so jump on it now to prevent future problems.