Dialysis and Kidney Disease

Great article about kidney disease and the many factors that cause it. It makes a very good point about checking protein output in patients with hypertension and diabetes. This would pick up kidney disease in its early stages and allow people to control its progession through diet and exercise.


About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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2 Responses to Dialysis and Kidney Disease

  1. jdthstwrt635 says:

    Thank you for the articles, I am reading each one and learning from them all. Preparing for dialysis and accepting it is difficult. But i have no choice, I have to accept something I want no part of.

    • DevonTexas says:

      You are not alone with that feeling. Its terrible that we must endure this but on the other hand, the alternative is even worse. Dialysis gives us life. Welcome to the “club” and thanks for the feedback and comment. Let me know if you need anything.

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