Chronic Kidney Disease, its types, causes, symptoms, and how stem cell therapy can help in treating CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease, its types, causes, symptoms, and how stem cell therapy can help in treating CKD

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Introduction

When we start growing older, we often come across diseases of different types. Some face temporary problems while some go through chronic diseases. Some are painful and some stressful. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of these diseases.

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What is the CKD condition?

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a problematic condition with our kidneys. It is chronic which means that it stays and worsens with time. It refers to the kidneys not functioning normally. Or as they are supposed to. It is often associated with getting older. But can also be caused by another underlying disease. It can get worse with time to the point that the kidneys stop working at all. But it is not that common. Many people that are going through CKD have been able to live long lives.

Major types of Chronic Kidney failures

Chronic Kidney Failure or CKD means damaged kidneys that can’t filter blood the way they are supposed to. It can be caused due to diseases like Diabetes, High blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure. This includes;

I. Chronic Prerenal Failure

When kidneys begin to shrink and lose the ability to function after enough blood doesn’t flow to them for a long period of time.

II. Chronic Intrinsic Failure

Happens due to long-term damage to the kidneys due to intrinsic kidney disease (developed from direct trauma to the kidneys).

III. Chronic post-renal failure

Happens due to long-term blockage of the urinary tract. Which prevents urination causing pressure and eventually damaging kidneys.

CKD or renal failures can vary from stages 1-5 based on their severity. Where stage 1 means mild disease and stage 5 means complete failure.

What are the most common causes of CKD?

The most common cause of CKD is Diabetes. Both type one and type two. Some other conditions such as heart disease or obesity can also be a reason for CKD.

Along with these, there can be several other reasons for CKD to be developed in humans.

These include;

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. High Cholesterol
  3. Polycystic Kidney Disease
  4. Certain Medications
  5. Kidney Stones
  6. Enlarged Prostate
  7. Kidney Inflammation (Glomerulonephritis)
  8. Kidney Infection

Symptoms of Kidney Failure

Kidney problems usually do not show any symptoms at the earlier stages. They can be caught while being tested for some other disease. But more advanced stages of kidney disorders can include symptoms, such as;

  • Tiredness
  • Swollen hands, feet, or ankles
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling ill
  • Blood in urine
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decrease in focus
  • Cramps
  • Dry skin
  • Insomnia, etc.

Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease

Normal (typical) treatments for kidney failure include;

1. Dialysis

This is a process of filtering and purifying blood in your body using a machine. The machine performs the functions of your kidneys. It does not treat kidney failure. But extends your life following regularly scheduled treatments.

2. Transplant

Another option for treatment is a transplant. A compatible kidney would need to be found and replaced with your failed one. To restore the function of kidneys in your body. There’s usually a long wait to receive a donor of an organ that’s compatible with your body.

Other treatments are there that can help treat kidneys and prevent complications. These include;

A. Medications to control blood potassium

Too much potassium in the body can cause dangers. That includes irregular heartbeats and muscle weakness. In such cases, calcium, glucose, or sodium polystyrene sulfonate (kionex) is prescribed. To prevent the excess potassium in the body.

B. Medications to restore calcium levels

In case the calcium level of the body drops too low, an infusion of calcium might be suggested by the doctor.

C. Lifestyle and home remedies

Apart from the medications. Some changes in lifestyle and home remedies are also recommended. To help you overcome Kidney failure. And improve the situation and your living conditions. These include;

i. Choosing lower potassium foods

Foods such as apples, cauliflower, grapes, peppers, and strawberries. And avoiding high potassium foods such as Bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.

ii. Avoiding products with added salt

Products like canned foods or salted snacks should be avoided to lower the amount of sodium intake

iii. Limiting Phosphorus

It is a mineral found in foods such as whole-grain bread, bran cereals, nuts, oatmeal, peanut butter, etc.

iv. Lowering Alcohol Intake

Lowering or ending the alcohol intake can also help improve the condition.

Stem Cell Therapy for CKD

Kidneys are very complicated organs and provide vital filtration functions within the body. That is required for the body to function right. Currently, general stem cell therapy is available to tackle renal issues. And researchers are continuously working. To find and isolate the specific cells responsible for kidney repairs.

Stem cell procedures can be used to reduce inflammatory markers and have been proven to do so. It is very hopeful to reduce the dialysis frequency in patients if not end it completely.
These cells enter the affected part of the body. And work their way to repair and regenerate the damaged cells and tissues in the body. To make the organ work properly. Years of research and hundreds of scientists were involved in figuring out this life-changing technology. Known as stem cells. That can now be used to treat various diseases that were untreatable earlier.

Can CKD be treated?

In the early stages of renal failure, stem cell treatment can help reverse the damage. And prevent further damage to the renal function. Whereas in moderate or late stages of kidney failure. The stem cell procedures can be used to reduce the frequency of dialysis. And help prevent further damage and can even remove the need for a transplant.

So, the earlier the disease is diagnosed and treated. The better the chances for the stem cells to completely eradicate the problem. And make the kidneys function normally and the way they are supposed to. In any case, stem cell treatments can be used to treat renal failures and help you live a healthier life.

Advantages of Regenerative Medicine Treatment for Kidney Disease

Regenerative medicine i.e. stem cells has the ability to identify the damaged cells and tissues in the body. And repair or restore them. They also reduce the inflammation of the body and help the organs work naturally. These cells have been proven to provide amazing results in the treatment of failed organs. Such as kidneys. Therefore, using the stem cell treatment for kidney cell regeneration is a hopeful and trustworthy treatment. In cases of cell damage in the kidneys which causes kidney failure. As mentioned earlier, the earlier the stage of renal failure, the better the stem cells have the chances to treat them completely.

R3 Stem Cell Pakistan for the treatment of CKD

R3 stem cell Pakistan is one of the pioneers and best in the field. With the mentorship and involvement of one of the best doctors in the field Dr. David Greene from the USA. R3 Stem Cell Pakistan has been proving to be a last resort for many patients who lost hope for treatments for various diseases.

The stem cells that are used by R3 Stem Cell Pakistan are regulated by the FDA in the USA where it is imported from and the DRAP in Pakistan. The best quality stem cells are used in the procedures. And hundreds of patients have been treated in Pakistan at the R3 stem cell since it first opened. And many are coming every day.

So, if you have a problem with your kidneys such as CKD, visit R3 stem cell to get a free consultation today. And take a step toward a happy and healthy life. Reach us out at (051-8896711) or leave an email at info@r3stemcell.pk

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