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How to cope with getting dialysis for kidney failure?

I am most likely to go in for dialyses due to my kidney failour. I am scared at the moment. I am 57 years old and the doctor was speeking about the dialysis on stomach. Please advise me and encourage me about the prodeedure and how to cope with this in my life.
Thu, 5 Mar 2015
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Hello
Thanks for query.

You have Chronic Kidney Paranchymal disease and have landed in renal failure and your Dr has advised for Peritoneal dialysis.

The main function of the kidney is to produce urine and to eliminate waste products of protein metabolism in urine .

In renal failure these products are not eliminated completely and gradually accumulate in urine resulting into many organs in the body to get affected ..

In dialysis these products are eliminated by using artificial kidney or through absorption by peritoneum

It is always for your safety and to improve quality of life and to prevent further damage to kidney .

Looking at the nature of the disease you have to accept the reality and leave treatment part to your Nephrologist.
Dr.Patil..
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