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Coping With A Disability: Renal Failure

It is a scary experience to find out that your kidneys have stopped working. They can no longer process and remove the wastes from your body. You are also finding that your salt, water and electrolyte levels in your body are no longer in balance as they are building up in your blood at dangerous levels. This condition is known as renal failure, or also as acute kidney injury.

coping with failure of your kidneys

Coping With Renal Failure: Ask Questions

Many times, people have problems coping with renal failure because they don’t have the information to answer the questions they may have. Either they are too scared to speak with their doctor, or are experiencing so many varying emotions that they don’t know where to start to find out the right answers. Gain the knowledge you need to deal with renal failure by sitting down and writing a list of questions to ask your doctor or specialist. Never assume that a question is too dumb or obvious to ask. Questions you may want to ask include:

  • How should I properly manage my renal failure treatment with other medications I may be taking?
  • Are there any risks to the treatment, and what types of symptoms will I experience after treatment?
  • Will I still be able to work? If not, will my insurance pay for treatment and specialist visits?
  • Will I be able to recover fully from this condition?
  • What type of lifestyle and diet changes should I make to help with my condition?

Having your questions answered allows you to make informed decisions based on your treatment needs. In addition to voicing your concerns to your doctor or specialist, you can also seek information through support groups and organizations that provide resources to renal failure patients.


Coping With Renal Failure: Stick With The Treatment

Most people will have choice of treatment based on their particular health condition and the extent of their renal failure: kidney transplantation, hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. When you are given a choice of treatment, you must consider your medical condition and quality of life to make the best decision for your situation.

Once you start a particular treatment, it is in your best interest to stick with it to gain the needed benefits. Your overall health will begin to improve when you have been given the right amount of treatment, so make sure you attend all appointments and take prescribed medication to help your body deal with this condition. Do not simply give up on a treatment if it is inconvenient to make the appointments or someone tells you that you are looking better. Follow your doctor’s medical advice concerning the amount of treatment you need.

It is your right to choose on when you want to start treatment, switch to a different treatment or stop a treatment. Yet make sure you have considered all the options available and have spoken with your doctor so you are picking the best solution to help with your renal failure condition.  Don’t rush into anything…do your homework:)

Matthew Wallace, MD advises physicians and business owners on how to incorporate sound financial planning principals into their busy lives and protect against the real threat of losing one’s income due to disability. Prior to entering the financial planning profession, for eight years Matthew practiced Family Medicine before being severely injured in an auto accident that left him unable to continue his medical career.

He lives in Orange County, CA and is married with three beautiful children. Matthew is an avid chess player, an aspiring chef and writes for his website

Clean Your Kidneys with Parsley

Parsley is traditionally used as a garnish for your dishes, but it has a lot more health benefits.
It can be used to cleanse your kidneys.

Clean your kidneys with parsley

Clean your kidneys with parsley

Your kidneys function as a filter system, cleaning your blood by removing salt, toxins and other unwanted materials. Over time these salt and materials accumulate and will harm your kidneys. Parley which is easily available and cheap can help clean you kidneys. Here is how to do it and is quite easy.

Take a bunch of parsley and wash it with water. Break them into small pieces and then boil it in a pot of water for about tem minutes. Let it cool down to room temperature and pour it into a bottle and keep it in the refrigerator.
Drink one to two glasses every day and the accumulated salt and unwanted materials will passed out in your urine. You can tell the difference and will feel better. Try it.