Renal or Urological Disorders at Home Care
Any disease or illness that affects the kidneys or urinary tract is considered to be a renal or urological disorder. Diseases like high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries or diabetes can impair the ability of the kidneys to filter blood and regulate the body's fluids. Waste products and fluids produced by the body must be filtered by the kidneys to avoid a dangerous buildup that can lead to life-threatening renal failure. So, any diagnosis of a medical condition that impairs the kidneys' daily functions should be taken very seriously and deserves immediate medical attention.
In addition to causing your loved one a lot of social discomfort and embarrassment, most urinary or renal problems are treatable. But putting off visiting the doctor can have a major impact on your senior's quality of life. All At Home Healthcare professionals and companion caregivers are trained to support any treatment approach for a wide range of conditions, such as diabetic kidney failure, prostate cancer, kidney stones, bladder obstructions, urethral syndrome, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder and BHP (benign prostatic hyperplasia) as well as male and female incontinence.
Urological disorders can lead to kidney failure and death. Currently, diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the United States. This is in part due to the obesity issues and improved longevity in our country. According the American Diabetes Association, more than half of the new patients in dialysis centers have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In fact, diabetes is ranked second behind congestive heart failure as the primary diagnosis at entry into home care and the majority of the patients being referred are over the age of 65 years.
All At Home skilled nurses and companion caregivers have a unique opportunity to observe the senior in their home and encourage their self-management of urological or renal disorders. Call us today to learn more.