Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or chronic kidney failure refers to a condition where prolonged kidney damage affects functioning, and the kidneys fail to clean the blood as adequately as before. Toxic waste and other hazardous fluids accumulate in the body due to reduced kidney function. The accumulation causes several other problems like cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, and even death. CKD affects approximately one in seven adults and more than 15 percent of the adult population. Although there is no cure for CKD, treatments are available for preventing disease progression and relieving symptoms. Some primary CKD treatments include lifestyle or behavioral adjustments, medicines, dialysis, and kidney transplant. Lifestyle changes are the most prominent treatment for CKD and encompass several behavioral changes, including smoking cessation for smokers, balanced diets, and salt intake reduction. Behavioral adjustments include exercising regularly, managing alcohol consumption, avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, and losing weight. Drug-based treatments do not directly treat CKD but offer regulation and control for other underlying problems or issues that may cause or aggravate the disease. Physicians typically prescribe medicines to CKD patients for controlling and regulating high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol levels, potassium levels, anemia, and water retention.
It is imperative to understand that there is no cure for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the treatment can help relieve the symptoms; the best treatment is to change the lifestyle and attain proactive consultancy from a professional healthcare service. The professionals at First Care Home Services provide viable nurses and different healthcare professionals that assist each patient with varying treatment options through which they would be able to treat their chronic kidney disease based on their physician’s order. First Care Home Services works with the patient’s physician to ensure that the medical need is being met and that the patient’s daily activities are carried out with the care of a home health aide or a professional registered nurse. Should you or your loved one need assistance managing Chronic Kidney Disease, First Care Home Services is a trusted Home Health Agency licensed in Miami Dade and Broward County to assist with your home care needs.