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What is the treatment for uremia (uremic syndrome)?

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One option is a process called dialysis. It usually involves pumping your blood through a machine that cleans it and sends it back into your body.

About 10% of people who need dialysis use a different kind, called peritoneal dialysis. With this, the space around the organs in your belly is filled with a fluid that draws wastes out. The fluid is then drained out through a tube in your belly.

If your problem is caused by a long-term illness that has seriously damaged your kidneys, you’ll probably need dialysis for the rest of your life, unless you get a kidney from a donor. It can take more than 3 years to get a transplant.

From: What Are Uremia and Uremic Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Kidney Foundation.

American Family Physician: “Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management.”

The Cleveland Clinic, Center for Continuing Education: “Chronic Kidney Disease.”

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: “Chronic Renal Failure and Uremia.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Nephrotic Syndrome.”

Seminars in Neurology: “Uremic encephalopathy and other brain disorders associated with renal failure.”

Circulation : “Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Uremia-Related Cardiovascular Disease.”

University of Chicago Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: “Kidney Failure (Uremic Neuropathy).”

Lab Tests Online: “Kidney disease.”

The Kidney Project, University of California San Francisco: “Statistics.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Kidney Foundation.

American Family Physician: “Acute Kidney Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management.”

The Cleveland Clinic, Center for Continuing Education: “Chronic Kidney Disease.”

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: “Chronic Renal Failure and Uremia.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Nephrotic Syndrome.”

Seminars in Neurology: “Uremic encephalopathy and other brain disorders associated with renal failure.”

Circulation : “Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Uremia-Related Cardiovascular Disease.”

University of Chicago Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: “Kidney Failure (Uremic Neuropathy).”

Lab Tests Online: “Kidney disease.”

The Kidney Project, University of California San Francisco: “Statistics.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 26, 2017

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