NBKF is a landing platform for individuals that are in need of information regarding Renal failure and in-depth kidney related news. These Kidney Nuggets will educate you about kidney disease, preventative measures and other important information regarding your kidneys.
Kidney disease is when the kidney cannot filter blood the way it should. There is higher risk when you have high blood pressure, diabetes, genetic disorders and can be caused by injuries and medicine.
You have to be on the wait list to be considered for a kidney transplant even if you have found your own donor. Over 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney. These are people who have been approved by a transplant center.
EARLY SIGNS OF KIDNEY DISEASE
Swelling of the face & lower extremities
itching dry skin
cramping in muscles
It is most important to recognize that each person is an individual and must do according to their personal need which is done with the assessment from blood labs and other related test results.
Meal plans and exercise are a key to health and wellness.
Make up your mind to be a better you and to live the best life possible.
Be an Organ Donor
Many people who need transplants of organs and tissues cannot get them because of a shortage of donations. Of the 123,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 101,000 need a kidney, but only 17,000 people receive one each year. Every day 12 people die waiting for a kidney. Organ and tissue donation helps others by giving them a second chance at life.
Identifying yourself as an organ and/or tissue donor is simple. Simply visit the Donate Life America website to join your state's online registry for donation. You can also declare your intentions on your driver's license.
Signing up online through your state registry or on your driver's license is a good first step in designating your wishes about donation, but letting your family or other loved ones know about your decision is vitally important. Family members are often asked to give consent for a loved one's donation, so it's important that they know your wishes.
You can also consider being a living kidney donor. Living donation takes place when a living person donates an organ or part of an organ to someone in need of a transplant. The donor is most often a close family member, such as a parent, child, brother or sister. A donor can also be a more distant family member, spouse, friend or co-worker. Non-directed donors - those who donate anonymously and do not know their recipients - are also becoming more common.
Religion and Organ Donation
Virtually most religious denominations approve of organ and tissue donation as representing the highest humanitarian ideals and the ultimate charitable act.
African Americans & Kidney Disease
Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced. But there's good news. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk, and early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.