Types of PKD

Types of PKD

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that causes fluid-filled cysts to form on the kidney. There are two different types of PKD. Combined, they are responsible for 5-10% of the patients who are diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease on dialysis.  Types of PKD There are two types of PKD: Autosomal Dominant and Autosomal Recessive. Autosomal Dominant PKD is …

How do we measure kidney function?

How Do We Measure Kidney Function?

The kidney has many functions as it removes waste, maintains fluid and electrolyte balance, and regulates body pH. The GFR, or glomerular filtration rate, measures the total for filtration rate of the 1 million nephrons in each kidney. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to detect early loss of kidney function from GFR alone because it often remains unaffected at this stage. Patients …

Diet During Dialysis

How to Manage Your Diet During Dialysis

One has to make a lot of lifestyle changes once they start dialysis. Your daily dietary intake will impact the efficiency and effectiveness of dialysis, whether it is peritoneal or hemodialysis. Seemingly harmless foods like frozen dinners or chocolate could lead to serious consequences that alter your clinical outcome. But don’t worry! These few principles will help you watch your …