Internal Medicine Specialist, Hyderabad
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When is the kidney disease said to be chronic?
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Chronic Kidney Disease, abbreviated as CKD, is among the most widespread chronic diseases across the world. Chronic Kidney Disease is any abnormality of kidney function or structure exceeding twelve weeks with health implications. CKD is described as the progressive deterioration of the physiological and biochemical function of kidneys over a long period of time.
Damage to kidneys, even if severe, is reversible.
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Damage to kidneys, if severe, is irreversible. In such cases, renal transplant is the only solution apart from dialysis, which can be performed for some time only due to its several limitations like issues related to the vascular access.
How many stages of kidney damage are there in Chronic Kidney Disease?
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There are five stages of kidney damage in Chronic Kidney Disease which are checked through the blood test eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) number. Stage one and stage two refer to the very mild damage and mild damage respectively to kidneys. Stage three represents moderately damaged kidneys. Stage four represents the last stage of kidney disease before the kidney function fails entirely whereas stage five refers to the complete renal failure which is fatal if not addressed quickly.
Which among the following do the probiotics consume from the human body?
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Probiotics are living microorganisms administered into the body to develop intestinal microbial balance. Consuming probiotics in adequate amounts yield several health benefits. These probiotic microorganisms get their nutrients from toxins such as uric acid, urea, creatinine, etc. for growth.
When the toxins in the blood increases due to impaired kidneys, intake of probiotics can help in diffusing of these toxins from the blood through the bowel movements. Probiotics can help patients with End Stage Renal Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease.
Probiotics have the potential to totally eliminate the damage to kidneys.
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Probiotics can help individual delay dialysis or kidney transplant by improving the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and it also helps in boosting the immune system thus helping an individual to survive longer and healthy life. But they cannot totally eliminate the damage to kidneys.