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How to Take Good Care of ESRD Patients

How to Take Good Care of ESRD PatientsA good nursing care also plays an important part in the treatment of ESRD, so it is necessary to firstly learn about how to take good care of patients if someone around us is suffering from this problem.

ESRD is the abbreviation of End Stage Renal Disease which is the final result of kidney disorder. As a life-threatening illness, ESRD might cause various problems like heart failure, so dialysis is usually recommended to cleanse blood and protect internal organs. For a care giver, the following tips should be kept in mind all the time:

1. Check blood pressure regularly, so as to make sure it is kept in the normal range

Persistent high blood pressure is very harmful for kidney, so no matter ESRD patients suffer from high blood pressure resulted from kidney problem or they suffer kidney failure due to high blood pressure, they need to keep blood pressure in normal range, so as to protect residual kidney tissues.

2. Try to avoid foods bad for kidney

A kidney-friendly diet is also necessary. Diet plan is made based on specific illness condition. For ESRD patients who are on dialysis, they need to increase protein intake to 1.2 g per kilogram of body weight per day, and for these who have not started dialysis, only 0.2 g/k/d is allowed. Besides, salted foods also should be avoided to alleviate blood pressure problem as well as swelling problem. (you can leave message to chinakidneytherapy@gmail.com or contact online doctor to get individual diet suggestions)

3. Avoid cold and infection

Cold and infection are the leading to risky factors for ESRD patients, because they not only further worsen illness condition, but also trigger deadly complications. To prevent cold and infection effectively, we need to pay attention to weather changes and also try to help patients do some physical exercises to increase immunity.

4. No skip on dialysis

If the patient is on dialysis, regular treatment is needed. Casual skip of dialysis may cause unexpected events and even leading to death.

We need to learn a lot about every possible aspects if we are going to take care of a ESRD patient. If you have any specific questions about this topic, please feel free to contact us.

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