Chronic Kidney Disease is a medical condition. In this CKD, the kidney gets damaged and its ability to function is reduced regardless of the cause. The term ‘chronic’ is used when this condition lasts for more than 3 months. Sometimes, CKD can also lead to kidney failure or end-stage renal disease. If this happens, the patient will need dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant to stay alive.
End-Stage Renal Disease stands for permanent kidney failure. In this condition, the body begins to retain fluids, harmful wastes, and toxins due to the inability of the kidney to function. Patients with ESRD need to get dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant to stay alive.
The best cure for CKD stage 5 or ESRD is kidney transplant.
Dialysis is the closest way to imitate natural kidney function. It is a way of cleaning the blood of wastes, toxins, extra water, and regulating the body’s fluid balance. Dialysis also helps to keep blood pressure in control.
If you plan to travel while on dialysis, you need to make sure that you have enough dialysis medication and have access to a dialysis facility. You should always speak to your doctor before making any decision.
Your diet depends on your medical condition and the stage of your medical condition. You should always check with your doctor to find out about the diet requirements for your kidney condition. Some basic things you need to keep in mind about your diet: