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How does the blood -cleansing procedure work? Almost 4 million people suffer from chronic kidney failure around the world.
The kidneys of these patients are unable fialyzers filter metabolic toxins and excess water from the blood for excretion through the urine. About 3 million patients rely on regular, life-saving dialysis treatment — either at a dialysis clinic or at home — to prevent the damage of further organs these toxins can cause when they accumulate in the blood.
When the kidneys fail, the whole body suffers. The body then lacks this protein.
In addition, edemas retained water can form in the legs or lungs. In many cases, an insufficient amount of toxins is also removed. These then collect in the blood and can damage other organs.
Problems in the digestive tract can appear and even lead to bleeding ulcers. The toxins can even disturb the rhythm of the heart or lead to infection in the pericardium heart sac. Nervous system disorders have also been observed. The number of patients with chronic kidney disease grows five to six percent each year. This is primarily due to a longer life span, which increases the chance of kidney disease. In addition, the treatment of kidney patients in many developing countries is improving.
The constantly increasing rates of high blood pressure and diabetes — the main causes of chronic kidney failure — also play a role. The human kidney is a small biological miracle with an intriguing design and function. It plays a vital role in the body since it is a significant part of the metabolic process. Kidneys come in pairs and are each about eleven centimeters long in an adult and weigh an average of grams. The kidneys create urine, which is excreted through the urinary tract.
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The urine is also used to remove excess water from the body as well as many toxins. The organs also regulate the acid-base balance in the body, preventing the acidification of the blood. Kidneys also play a key role in the regulation of blood pressure. This is controlled by various hormones that are produced in the kidneys. Another hormone produced by these organs is Erythropoietin, which controls the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. In addition, the kidneys also adjust calcium levels and play an important part in the production of vitamin D, which contributes to strong bones.
A kidney transplant is the third treatment option for patients with chronic kidney failure. However, there is a very limited supply of donor organs. More thanrenal patients around the world live with a donor kidney. Most patients with chronic renal failure receive treatment at a dialysis clinic three to four times a week — either in a dialysis clinic or at home. Modern technology replaces vital kidney functions during treatment. A dialysis machine pumps blood from a special vascular access in the lower arm of the patient into a dialyzer, the so-called artificial kidney.
The dialyzer filters metabolic waste products and removes excess water from the blood. While the blood is cleaned inside the dialyzer, the dialysis machine monitors the circulation of blood outside the body and controls the composition of the dialysis fluid.
Furthermore, it pumps blood and dialysis solution through the dialyzer in two separate circuits. Anti-coagulants are also added to the blood to prevent it from clotting. The peritoneum has characteristics similar to those of the dialyzer: Of the more than 3 million dialysis patients around the world, aboutchoose peritoneal dialysis treatment. A catheter — a small plastic tube — that was inserted during an operation is used to introduce dialysis solution into the abdominal cavity.
The blood-rich peritoneum is surrounded by the fluid for several hours. During this period, metabolic toxins flow from the blood through pores in the peritoneum into the dialysis solution.
At the same time, glucose in the dialysis solution pulls excess water out of the body. The solution containing the toxins and excess water is eventually removed through the catheter and replaced with fresh solution.
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Fresenius Medical Care offers a comprehensive range of products for hemo and peritoneal dialysis, covering all aspects of dialysis treatment. About half of all dialysis machines and dialyzers sold each year are produced by Fresenius Medical Care. In hemodialysis, the dialyzer acts as an artificial kidney and replaces vital functions of the natural organ.
Blood flows through as many as 20, extremely fine fibers, known as capillaries, clustered in a plastic tube approximately 30 centimeters long. The capillaries are made of Fresenius Polysulfone, a special plastic with exceptional filtering and hemocompatibility characteristics. Pores in the capillaries filter metabolic toxins and excess water from the blood and flush them out of the body with dialysis fluid.
Blood cells and vital proteins remain in the blood. Dialyzers are used only once in most industrialized countries. Almost half of all dialyzers in use worldwide come from Fresenius Medical Care’s frezenius sites. There, a fluid known as dialysate transports the toxins fresenlus excess water filtered from the blood away from the body. The fluid is introduced against the flow of blood through a separate circuit that is also controlled by the dialysis machine.
In addition, the device injects drugs such as Heparin that restrain coagulation. The system has a number of automatic monitoring and control functions that ensure a safe and efficient dialysis treatment for patients. More than half of all dialysis machines worldwide come from Fresenius Medical Care’s production sites. Two treatment options are available for peritoneal dialysis. In Automatic Peritoneal Dialysis APDa dialysis machine cycler takes over the exchange of fluid, making overnight treatment possible.
Most patients carry out both types of treatment themselves, either at home or in the office. This allows them to be flexible and to maintain their normal rhythm and job. For this reason, patients with chronic kidney failure must also take drugs to control e.
Fresenius Medical Care produces and markets selected medications for the treatment of chronic renal patients and will continue to expand its product portfolio. The wide majority of hemodialysis patients dialyzeds out-patient treatment at one of about 38, dialysis centers around the world.
The blood-filtering therapy is usually administered three times a week and lasts three to five hours per treatment.
When patients are not receiving treatment, they lead largely normal lives. Home dialysis is an alternative to treatment at a dialysis clinic. Although peritoneal dialysis is already an established form of home dialysis, home hemodialysis is comparatively rare.
Working patients especially benefit from home dialysis since it offers more flexibility. Treatments can be scheduled to fit their professional and private lives.
They no longer have to commute for treatments, winning valuable extra time. Fresenius Medical Care itself operates more than 3, dialysis centers around the world and bases its dialysis treatment on high quality standards. Experienced doctors and well-trained personnel care for the patients.
The goal is to use innovative therapy concepts and modern technology from Fresenius Medical Care to cialyzers the best-possible quality of life for chronic kidney patients. Because of the complicated procedure, home hemodialysis is only appropriate for a small number fresenuis usually younger patients. Older dialysis patients often suffer from additional illnesses that make it difficult to perform dialysis at home. In addition, patients must have enough room for the treatment and a dialysis assistant.
This type of dialysis is known as peritoneal dialysis and was used in the treatment of aboutpatients at the end of Modern technology replaces vital kidney functions Most patients with chronic renal failure receive treatment at a dialysis dialtzers three to four times a week — either in a dialysis clinic or at home.
Dialysis products Fresenius Medical Care offers a comprehensive range of products for hemo and peritoneal dialysis, covering all aspects of dialysis treatment. Dialysis services The wide majority of hemodialysis patients undergo out-patient treatment at one of about 38, dialysis centers around the world.