Abbreviations for ID Plates
Here are some ways to abbreviate conditions and meds so first responders know what to do and what not to. More abbreviations
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Why stainless steel is often better for kidney patients
Not limited to transplants as some kidney patients may also be taking chemo meds for certain kidney problems.
Acidic skin, caused naturally in some people, can also tarnish and etch pewter, precious metals and many more.
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Chronic kidney disease and its impact on your body
Healthy kidney function makes possible the filtration of wastes and excess fluids from the bloodstream. When kidney function is compromised, these toxins will begin to build up causing a host of problems such as:
(Mayo Clinic Staff, 2015)
Symptoms of CKD often vary from person-to-person with no regular set of side-effects although, there are several factors that put one at an increased risk of developing CKD. It is important to make an appointment with your doctor if you are experiencing the aforementioned symptoms and if any of these factors apply to you:
Treatment for CKD focuses on alleviating symptoms (e.g. diuretics for swelling), controlling conditions that compound kidney failure (e.g. ACE inhibitors for HTN), and/or hopefully replacing the damaged organ(s) through transplant or dialysis. The course of action taken is completely dependent on both what stage of progression CKD is in, as well as the desires of the individual. Unfortunately, there currently is no cure for CKD no matter what stage they are experiencing, and unless a transplant occurs it is likely that the disease will result in death especially if not properly monitored by a physician.