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Kidney Problems in Elderly Adults: Age-Related Issues

Thank you Griswold Home Care New Castle County for sharing this information. For more information them you can follow them on Connect.
Kidney disease is a growing concern for people over the age of 60. Recent estimates indicate that almost half of the senior population over age 75 have some form of kidney disease.

Kidney disease can sneak up on you before you are aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

It is important to know how to recognize the signs of kidney infection in the elderly, how to identify the causes of decreased kidney function in the elderly, and how to improve kidney function in the elderly.

Kidney Function in Elderly Adults
Our blood is filtered through the kidneys. Declining kidney function in the elderly can trigger health problems ranging from simple kidney infections in the elderly to the kidneys shutting down in elderly patients.

Let’s look at some of the signs of kidney failure and kidney disease in the elderly population so we can understand what causes kidney failure in elderly adults.

The importance of early diagnosis and subsequent treatment is imperative to assure the best possible quality of life for our loved ones.
  • Diabetes is one of the major causes of kidney disease in elderly adults. Damage to the kidneys can occur even if the diabetes is controlled by diet or medication.
  • Gender plays a part in the onset of chronic kidney failure in the elderly. Women are more likely than men to suffer from urinary tract infections as they age.
  • Infections can lead to chronic kidney failure in the elderly population. Proper toileting hygiene is essential, especially if your loved one is unable to manage toileting without assistance.
  • High Blood Pressure can cause damage to the kidneys as well as the heart.
  • Renovascular Disease is a narrowing of the artery that leads to the kidney. As this condition progresses, the narrowing of the vessel prohibits adequate blood flow to the kidney. This leads to decreased kidney function in elderly people that can result in chronic kidney failure and eventual kidney shut down.
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Danio Diary is a FREE app and website which allows individuals to record and track the health and well-being of themselves and/or loved ones in order to securely share pertinent information with a trusted care network in real time.

The Care Network can include any trusted individual of your choosing such as physicians, caregivers, family and friends who support you.

Features include:

Text Updates - This feature helps to keep your Care Network informed by text. Type or talk to text and send notifications to anyone who follows you.

Physical & Emotional - Updates Where does it hurt? These features allow caregivers to see a much bigger picture of health by receiving real-time documentation of physical and emotional symptoms.

Polling - Ask the question and get answers from your network. "Has anyone had experience with..?", Does anyone know where can I find...?" This feature is useful when it's time to make important decisions or when opinions, ideas or advice are needed.

And there is more.  Visit to learn more.
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