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In the normal, healthy body, waste products are removed from the blood by the kidneys. This allows the body to get rid of toxic products we create, such as the urea (the waste product formed from the breakdown of proteins and usually passed in urine), as the body repairs its tissues. The kidneys also play a vital role in the control of salt and water balance in the body. If the kidneys start to fail, both of these functions can start to go awry. Serious illness develops and although various treatments are available to control some of the symptoms, the kidneys cannot recover. Eventually, if end-stage kidney failure develops, you will need to have your blood cleaned artificially, by dialysis. This involves the removal of extra water and waste substances from your blood.
Should you require peritoneal dialysis here at The London Clinic, our multidisciplinary team can provide the preferred peritoneal dialysis service, whether you have CAPD or APD. We use the Baxter HomeChoice® machine for patients who need APD.
The symptoms of kidney failure are varied and can occur with a number of other conditions, so a blood or urine test is needed to confirm a diagnosis. In the case of acute kidney injury, the treatment is usually to remove or correct the cause. This can involve: removal of any blockage, such as kidney stones or blood clots, intravenous fluids (injection of fluids into your bloodstream) to correct dehydration, treatment of any infection or inflammation and treatment of underlying illness or injury.
If your urologist believes that the stone is too big to pass unaided or is causing an obstruction, you may need surgery to remove it. This may include: Lithotripsy, tunnel surgery or percutaneous nephrolithotomy and or Ureterorenoscopy.
Kidney transplantation is a procedure that places a healthy kidney in your body that will do the work of the two failed kidneys.
Severe acute pancreatitis is usually treated in our intensive care unit so that complications such as kidney failure can be monitored and treated promptly.

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