What is kidney failure?
Kidney failure, also known as end-stage kidney disease, is a medical condition in which the kidneys no longer function. ... Causes of acute kidney failure include low blood pressure, blockage of the urinary tract, certain medications, muscle breakdown, and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
According to the kidney specialist I have Berger’s disease.
IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when IgA deposits build up in the kidneys, causing inflammation that damages kidney tissues. IgA is an antibody—a protein made by the immune system to protect the body from foreign substances such as bacteria or viruses.
I am fortunate to be able to do peritoneal dialysis and I attach myself to a bag every four hours, every day. I start at 6 am and finish at 10pm. So at 6am, 10am, 2pm and 6pm I stop what I do – scrub and sterilise my hands, sterilise the workspace and perform this function. At 10pm I drain out the 6pm liquid and sleep dry. The next day at 6am I start again. This is done every day!! I have been on peritoneal dialysis since May 2015.
Peritoneal dialysis (per-ih-toe-NEE-ul die-AL-uh-sis) is a way to remove waste products from your blood when your kidneys can no longer do the job adequately. A cleansing fluid flows through a tube (catheter) into part of your abdomen and filters waste products from your blood.
I am determined to heal myself from kidney disease and I read a very interesting book by Caroline Myss about healing and why we don’t heal….and written in this book someone asked her for help to heal his leg. She said why don’t you go into your leg and heal yourself. Which is what he did. I realised I had to get into my kidneys and work at repairing and healing the nephrons. Each kidney has about a million nephrons.
A nephron is the basic unit of structure in the kidney. A nephron is used separate to water, ions and small molecules from the blood, filter out wastes and toxins, and return needed molecules to the blood. The nephron functions through ultrafiltration
I enjoyed working on my nephrons. I even went into my bone marrow and instructed it to make red blood cells. I made peace with the fact that to heal a million nephrons (one kidney) it would take a long time, until I spoke to someone about this healing I was doing!! She said to me, “you are doing this all wrong". "You must see your kidneys as being healed”.
Types of dialysis
There are two kinds of dialysis. In hemodialysis, blood is pumped out of your body to an artificial kidney machine, and returned to your body by tubes that connect you to the machine. In peritoneal dialysis, the inside lining of your own belly acts as a natural filter.
Many thanks Google for all the terminology used.
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