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Guide to living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Baxter RCS offers patients personalized care with the latest technology related to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, kidney protection and more are some of our services, all so that patients live fully and in the best conditions.

The accompaniment is both face-to-face and digital. On the web, Baxter RCS has the Guide to living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), with content and important information about kidney function, what CKD really is, what is the best treatment for each patient and how to stay healthy physically and psychologically in instances such as dialysis, among other issues. All this you can know by clicking on this link.

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

CKD is often considered a silent disease. It is possible to feel sick only when the kidney damage becomes significant or when experiencing any of the symptoms. It is very important to know how fast the kidney disease is developing, therefore, strict monitoring of Serum Creatinine and Glomerular Filtration Rate levels will allow the patient and specialist (nephrologist) to determine if the condition is progressing.

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Symptoms of CKD

• Hiccups and sleepiness.

• Elimination of small amounts of urine.

• Swelling, especially in the hands, feet and around the eyes.

• Bad taste in the mouth and breath that smells like urine.

• Constant fatigue or difficulty breathing.

• Loss of appetite.

• Blood pressure that is higher every time.

• Pale, excessively dry skin that constantly itches.

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Causes of CKD

The main causes are diabetes; very high blood sugar levels and hypertension; systolic blood pressure over 140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure over 90 mmHg.

Other possible causes:

• Chronic pyelonephritis.

• Lupus.

• Polycystic kidney disease.

• Obstructive uropathy.

• Glomerulonephritis.

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Treatments:

• Peritoneal Dialysis

• Hemodialysis

• Transplant

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