When we label a patient of kidney disease?
The definition and classification of “chronic kidney disease” (CKD) were introduced, it defines chronic kidney disease as the presence of kidney damage or decreased kidney function for three months or more, regardless of the cause, and is largely based on laboratory measures.
In simple words when the patient has a high level of Urea and creatinine in his blood during Laboratory investigation.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
Most infected people of COVID-19 will develop mild to moderate symptoms.
- Dry cough
- Aches and pains
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
On average it may take 5–6 days from when someone is infected of COVID-19 virus for symptoms to show. However, it can take up to 14 days.
Patients with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate like quarantine. Seek medical attention if the patient has a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Why kidney patients should be worried more?
Patients with Kidney disease have lower immunity level, which is a dangerous thing to adopt any infection, especially COVID-19. If COVID-19 attacks the patient of kidney disease, then the patient will suffer seriously. The immune system of patient is not able to conquer the virus. And then serious consequences will take place even death can occur.
How Kidneys Patients protect himself from Covid-19?
You can reduce the risk of infection or spread of infection COVID-19 by taking these precautions:
- Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Or wash with soap and water thoroughly. Viruses on your hands will be killed.
- Keep a social distance of at least 3 feet between yourself and others, because when someone coughs, sneezes or speaks, they spray small droplets of infected liquid from the nose or mouth that may contain COVID-19 virus. If you are too close, you can inhale the droplets.
- Avoid going to crowded places, because when people come together in large quantities, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone with COIVD-19 virus, and it is more difficult to maintain a physical distance of 3 feet.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth, because Hands touch many surfaces and can absorb viruses. Once contaminated, hands can spread the COIVD-19 virus to the eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Make sure that you and the people around you have good breathing hygiene because this means that when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your elbows or tissue bent. Then dispose of the used tissue paper immediately and wash or sanitize your hands, to prevent COVID-19.
- Stay at home and isolate yourself. If you have minor symptoms like cough, headache, and mild fever until you recover. ·
- Let someone bring supplies to you.·
- If you need to leave your home, wear a mask so as not to infect others, because avoiding contact with others will protect patients from possible infection of COVID-19 and other viruses.·
- If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, consult a doctor. ·
- Keep up to date with the latest information from trusted sources such as the World Health Organization or your local and national health authorities.