What is the definition of the Kidneys?
Kidneys are one of the most important organs of the body, despite weighing little, a Kidney contains more than a million filter unit which are responsible for all the blood purification in the human body of toxins and chemicals about 12 times a day, the Kidneys expels these pollutants with the urine.
What are the functions of the Kidneys?
- Secretion of toxic substances from the body in urine.
- Get rid of the outputs of nutrients in the body.
- Maintain the quantity and composition of body fluids.
- Regulation of blood pressure.
- Production of red blood cells.
- Animation of vitamin (D).
Where is the location of the Kidneys in the human body?
The right and left kidneys are located in the back cavity of the abdomen on both sides of the spine in the size of a hand fist.
What is the definition of the Kidney failure?
Kidney failure happens when a kidney has stopped from doing its job, and this situation arises from a change in the ultrastructure in the internal environment of the body.
Can a human live with one Kidney?
If there is only one Kidney in the human body, this Kidney can acclimate itself and function as 2 kidneys together naturally, and here the number of nephrons that purifies the blood in the Kidney begins to grow and multiply automatically to accommodate the same amount of fluid without incurring any side effects for many years.
What are the causes of Kidney failure?
- Irregular blood sugar for a long time.
- Lack of control over high blood pressure for a long time.
- Chronic urinary tract infections.
- Blockage of the urethra for a long time.
- Chronic rise in the proportion of cholesterol in the blood.
- Chronic elevation of uric acid in the blood.
- Chronic overuse of drugs that are harmful to the kidney without prescription, especially rheumatic pain drugs.
- Acute shortage of blood flow in the kidney.
- Acute kidney glomerular.
How can we prevent the occurrence of renal failure?
It is possible to prevent or delay the occurrence of kidney failure if the doctor prepared to meet it with taking the caution and care as the following:
- Rapid blood transfusion from an appropriate platoon.
- Replace lost body fluids quickly and with the right amount to prevent the occurrence of drought.
- Prompt treatment worthwhile to severe suppuration cases or septicemia with appropriate antibiotics.
- Great care in describing drugs that can cause toxic to the kidneys and continuous monitoring of appropriate analyzes.
- Good control of high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
- Doctors Indicate that giving strong diuretics in large amounts at the beginning of the occurrence of the disease could lead to a rapid recovery, but estimating these things should be left to the specialist.
What is Peritoneal-Dialysis?
Peritoneal-Dialysis is a treatment for patients with severe chronic kidney disease. It uses the patient’s peritoneum in the abdomen as a membrane across which fluids and dissolved substances (electrolytes, urea, glucose, albumin and other small molecules) are exchanged from the blood. Fluid is introduced through a permanent tube in the abdomen and flushed out either every night while the patient sleeps (automatic peritoneal dialysis) or via regular exchanges throughout the day (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis).
What distinguishes AKBMC from other centers?
In addition to Hemodialysis services, to takes special care of its patients’ comfort and entertainment. AKBMC has provided each treatment unit with a TV set with headphones where each patient is able to view and select programs independently from other patients; each unit contains a phone for those patients who wish to spend some time conversing. For those in need or desire of using the internet during their session, the treatment area has (Wi-Fi) service, so patients can entertain themselves, work and spend time on their personal computers or mobiles.
How many renal failure patients has AKBMC treated?
Figures and statistics indicate that there are more than 43,711 Renal Failure patients in Saudi Arabia at the moment, with an estimated annual increase of 9.7%. During the period between 2007 and 2011 AKBMC has treated 870 satisfactory cases, i.e. more than 10 thousand dialysis session.
What medical services does AKBMC provide?
AKBMC has allocated its services to Hemodialysis treatment sessions. patients’ are seen by AKBMC consultant nephrologist prior to entering the treatment unit for the dialysis, in order to examine patient’s vital signs, symptoms and laboratory tests necessary for medical care, and to specify each patient’s therapeutic needs. Emergency cases are being transferred via ambulance to the nearest hospital to be treated by specialists and consultants.
What is the AKBMC Patient Sponsorship?
AKBMC does not accept direct donations to the center, however affordable willing citizens may engage in the renal failure patients sponsorship program, to cover the cost of treating one or more needy and financially unable patients, including all necessary tests before, during and after sessions, Hemodialysis sessions, medications, and laboratory and medical tests and analyzes, depending on each patient’s condition and requirements. On the other hand, AKBMC accepts private contributions and sponsorships, medical contracting, charity sponsorships, insurance contracting, and self-service sponsorships.
How can I become AKBMC patient?
AKBMC management seeks to provide characteristic and distinctive therapeutic services for Hemodialysis patients. In order to achieve this goal and mission successfully, new patients should follow a series of steps: go to AKBMC to apply as a new patient; provide all necessary documents and latest tests results; and undergo a clinical examination by the treating physician to determine the possibility of acceptance as AKBMC Hemodialysis patient.
Does AKBMC provide non-treatment services?
AKBMC emphasizes on the importance of patient awareness, and puts special care on providing them with the required education and guidance, explaining the necessary facts in regard to renal diseases clearly, and every individual patient’s responsibilities and must-know about his/her condition, stating the consequences of treatment negligent and non-compliance with the instructions and recommendations of both the physician and dietitian.