The kidneys are bean-shaped organs that help in eliminating toxins from the body. They filter blood and remove wastes and excess fluid through urine. They also help efficiently in controlling blood pressure, stimulating the production of red blood cells, regulating the blood chemicals, and keeping the bones healthy.
Malfunctions of the kidneys lead to the build-up of wastes inside the body, eventually resulting in kidney failure and sometimes, death. Kidney failure can affect all age groups and the risks of developing it are higher if one has
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- An abnormal kidney structure
- A long history of taking medicines, painkillers or pain relievers
- A family history of kidney diseases &
- Aged above sixty.
Symptoms of Kidney Failure
There are a number of warning signs for kidney failure and oftentimes, they are ignored or confused with other disorders, or remain unidentified. Hence, it is always recommended to take confirmatory kidney tests that include imagining the kidneys, and blood and urine tests if one experiences the following signs or symptoms
- Swelling over ankles, feet, hands, face, or legs
- Poor or decreased appetite
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Frequent urination
- Dry/Itchy skin
- Blood in urine or foamy urine
- Muscle spasms
- Lower abdomen pain or backache
- High blood pressure
- Confusion or trouble concentrating
Amongst the above, diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of chronic kidney diseases that in turn, results in kidney failure.
Treatment and Management of Kidney Failure
The treatment and management of the kidneys depend on the cause and extent of the problem. The different methods that help in tracking kidney health and maintaining kidney function include frequent blood pressure checks, regular blood tests, and medication. The treatment methods include dialysis and kidney transplant.
There are two main types of dialysis that help filter blood and get rid of waste and excess fluid inside the body. They are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis cleans the blood and it has to be done three to four days a week while Peritoneal dialysis absorbs waste products and extra fluids with the help of a catheter.
Nikkiso DBB 27 Hemodialysis Machine
Nikkiso DBB 27 Hemodialysis Machine is for Acetate/Bicarb dialysis/volume-controlled UF and conductivity profiling. The compact design of the machine offers comfort to the patient during treatment and the user-friendly interface allows continuous monitoring of pumps and valves during treatment and detection of air bubbles and blood tubbing lines.
Nikkiso DBB 27 takes low disinfection consumption and less power consumption per dialysis. Offers continuous monitoring for discharge value of Duplex & UF Pump and for open-close of the solenoid valve. It also reminds the replacement of the preventive maintenance kit on time.
Trivitron ‘T’ Dialyser Series
Trivitron ‘T’ Dialyser Series are reliable and safe with advanced membrane design, and higher clearance of uremic toxins, especially for a middle molecule.
They have excellent biocompatibility, a stronger ability to remove toxins, a high clearance rate of molecules with small molecular weight, and better anticoagulant properties. The ultrasonic bonding of the cap avoids blood and dialysate leakage. The D-Shape Ring improves the blood shear stress at the edge and prevents the blood residues effectively.
Timely diagnosis and the right treatment with effective medication or equipment can prolong the life of people going through kidney failure. Trivitron Healthcare is recognized for its cutting-edge dialysis devices that meet the clinical need of hemodialysis. The company provides superior products that meet the quality requirements of the medical fraternity.