March 9 has been designated as a day of awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Treatment to prevent further kidney damage is relatively simple:
Avoid medications known to damage the kidney such as certain painkillers (NSAIDs - Ibuprofen, naproxen diclofenac, etc.)
Check blood pressure regularly, and if it is high your doctor will prescribe medication to bring it back to the normal range.
Get a urine test to check for protein and if present in urine, your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the amount
Your doctor can advise you on how to control CKD with interventions that include early check-ups, blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar control, and management of associated diseases such as heart disease. World Kidney Day encourages everyone worldwide to be aware of the disease and actively get themselves checked out.
Volunteer Home Care can help monitor
this condition at home!
How we can help manage CKD:
Assessment, instruction on disease process and management, and monitoring
Catheter care and changes
Instruction in medication regimen
IV therapy (antibiotics)
24-hour urine analysis
Home health care allows you to manage your care at home. Our team works with your physician to develop a personalized plan that addresses your healthcare needs and helps you meet your goals. We can help you regain your prior level of function, maintain your independence, and improve your overall quality of life. Call our office today or check out our services page for more detailed information on how home care can help.