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Chronic Renal Failure - Glossary

Last Updated on Apr 30, 2021
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Nephron: The microscopic structure in the kidney in which blood is filtered and urine is formed.

Nephritis: Inflammation of the kidney.

Neurogenic bladder: Loss of normal bladder function due to damage of the nervous system.

NSAIDs: Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drugs prescribed to resolve inflammation.

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Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): A waste product of the kidneys which provides a measure of kidney function or dehydration. Increased levels of BUN in the blood may indicate early kidney damage.

Glomerular filtration rate: Measure of the kidneys' ability to filter and remove waste products.

Dialysis: The process of cleansing the blood when the kidneys are not able to filter the blood.

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Ainsleyjohn422

Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid than the fluid in your urine can dilute.

Jean_George123

I have been diagnosed with CKD 2 years ago and I did what my Nephrologists told me. Started dialysis at the earliest and now I am doing good. I would recommend www davita dot com, they are no.1 Kidney treatment specialist in Bangalore and I have got my kidney transplant from Davita center in Bangalore.

amlan18

My father will be undergoing dialysis starting today twice in a week.He is 63.Both his kidneys are not functioning.I have just 2 queries. 1. can the no of dialysis be reduced from 2[in a week] to 1 in the near future?if so what are the things that needs to be done? 2. Any other alternative that can be suggested other than dialysis/transplant.Giving medicines cant be an option? please advise

SarikaSanthakumar

my brother of 18 yr old is diagnosed as chronic renal failure with the creatinine value 12, urea 150, hb 6, urine albumin , bp 140/90,without any edema and other symptoms. he is having fatigue may be because of anaemia and normal urine output. the cause is still unknown.how long can he live? whether can he do kidney transplant without dialysi? any other options are there than dialysis and transplantation? family members are so tensed? where can he continue his studies?

VS2011

Can a Kidney Transplant procedure be considered as a treatment for Chronic Renal Failure related to the Polycystic Kidney Disease? This question is from the perspective that even after the post operative phase, life long medication is required to sustain the Transplant.

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