Diagnosed with chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)!!!!! No need to panic. Yes, you are listening right.
Gone are the days, CKD is termed as the disease that drags your life to an end. Now you can manage such chronic illness with greater ease.
The only thing you need to know that what the right management strategy is for you. More importantly, why should follow that strategy. Yes, despite following any strategy blindly, it’s always better to be aware of how the strategy is going to help you.
So before heading to the Chronic Kidney Disease management strategy, let’s first look into the cause.
What is the cause of CKD?
You might have done lots of research but did not come up with a satisfying answer. Right? Actually, there is no specific reason that can be flagged as the core cause of this disease. In a most simple word what we can say that the cause is your lifestyle.
Yes, it’s your lifestyle that plays a vital role to foster the possibilities of such disease.
You might be wondering thinking how?
Let me ask you a few questions.
Do you smoke?
Do you consume alcohol?
Do you eat lots of junk foods?
If all the answers are ‘yes’ then you are at a high risk of CKD.
Hope you have already got a small idea of how to manage CKD, but still, there is an additional action that you have to take to rescue yourself from this chronic disease. Let’s have a step-by-step look.
Stay aware and identify the early symptoms
Rescue is more promised as early as the disease is diagnosed. The early signs of CKD include:
- Lack of sleep
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling of feet and ankle
- Regular muscle cramp
- Frequent urination
- Shortening of breath
- Itching in groin areas
You might take these symptoms as a casual problem of your life but if such symptoms are persisting more than 2 weeks, you should have a doctor’s consultation.
Although these signs seem too casual sometimes things might be worst.
Well, in case you have already missed or ignored such early indication you might have already reached the next stage. But as mentioned earlier, don’t lose hope. Still, you can manage Chronic Kidney disease. In usual cases, if your kidney has stopped working you might experience the following symptoms.
- High fever along with urinal infection.
- Back pain
- Abdominal pain
- Vomiting or all-time feeling like puking
- Bleeding nose.
In Case you found any of these symptoms, without wasting a minute contact your doctor for a thorough checkup and tests like blood pressure and urine culture.
Cut Salt and fat from your diet
Salt and fat are the two most terrifying evil to CKD. Yes, no matter how much your taste bud craves salty and high-fat food, you have to control yourself. If you are at an early stage or have not been diagnosed with CKD yet, you may consume low-fat food. But, stay within the prescribed limit. In the case of salt, just change your habit to decorate your table with table salt. Table salt is not only bad for the kidney but also for blood pressure.
Quit the smoke and Limit Alcohol
If you say no to this… no can rescue you. While once is a moon, consuming alcohol is acceptable, smoking has no mercy. You must know that even an occasional smoker stays at a higher risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.
Wait… are you becoming happy being a tobacco user…. Sorry guys CKD is not going to excuse you. Any kind of tobacco consumption facilitates the risk as well as the complications of such kidney disease.
Dedicate 30 minutes of your day to exercising
Yes, the all-in-all solution, exercise again acts as the savor of CKD patients. Regular exercise is the best solution for managing diabetes. Diabetes makes chronic kidney disease conditions more complex. So you might exercise on regular basis to manage CKD.
You might be thinking that in case you don’t have diabetes you can skip this action.
Not really. The reason is chronic kidney disease itself increases the chances of diabetes. So don’t even think of bypassing the action of physical exercise. Even 20 minutes and 3 times a week can also help you, in case you are on really tight schedules.
Take prescribed medicines
There has been a myth: once you start taking medicine you can stop. This is completely rumors. Once you manage to control for CKD then no need to continue the medicine on regular basis. You need to be just aware of the symptoms, follow your daily CKD management routine. You can skip or discontinue your medicine once your doctor gives you a green signal to do the same. So taking CKD medicine is no more a matter of tension.
Hope you have already realized that diagnosed with CKD does not always mean that to have to head up to dialysis. You can even present the onset of such a chronic disease. Just change your lifestyle and be aware……
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