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Home Care Solutions For Kidney Disease
Mar 8, 2018 by Bob Redding
Seniors can manage incontinence, fatigue, and other symptoms of kidney disease with help from non-medical home care services
There are plenty of home care solutions available to seniors in Reno, NV. If your loved one has been diagnosed with kidney disease and you are worried about them, home care solutions may be just the right step for them to take right now.
The issue with kidney disease is that the symptoms are very subtle. This means that this chronic condition often goes undiagnosed for a long time and more often than not it is not diagnosed until it's too late. The good news is that with home care solutions your loved one can prevent this from happening.
A major aspect of home care solutions is prevention and a professional caregiver can take your loved one for frequent doctors visits where their health will be monitored and kidney disease diagnosed early and treated appropriately. If your loved one has already been diagnosed with kidney disease, let's take a look at some common symptoms of this chronic condition:
- People with kidney disease experience changes in urination. Often, this means waking up in the middle of the night with an overwhelming need to urinate, while others experience an inability to urinate. At same time, urination problems resulting from kidney disease include bloody urine or urine and that is foamy or bubbly.
- Kidney disease often entails a buildup of waste in the bloodstream or anemia. The side effects of both is overwhelming weakness or fatigue. Although many of us experience weakness or fatigue from time to time, weakness or fatigue resulting from kidney disease is overwhelming, symptomatic, and unchanged by rest.
- As kidney disease results in sodium retention, more often than not, individuals with this chronic condition experience swollen lower extremities.
- An individual with kidney disease may experience ever-present feelings of coldness, which does not change when they are in a warm room, covered by blankets or otherwise in a warm environment.
- A commonly misdiagnosed symptom of kidney disease is shortness of breath. Shortness of breath is most often thought to be a symptom of heart disease, but it can in fact be caused by kidney disease as the fluid retention eventually leads to fluid buildup in the lungs.
- As waste builds up in an individual's bloodstream, they may start to experience a foul taste in their mouth that does not go away when they brush their teeth or use mouthwash.
If you are worried about your loved one, speak to them as soon as possible about kidney disease and make sure to discuss visiting a doctor as well.
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