A kidney failure is present when the kidney is severely damaged and can therefore no more fulfill its task. Depending on how rapidly it developed, it is classified as either acute or chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure occurs within hours or days and may be cured, but once it becomes chronic then it will most likely be permanent. People with chronic kidney failure therefore may need dialysis regularly or accept a kidney transplant.
Kidney failure is a condition where the kidney loses normal functions. It can be classified as either acute kidney failure or chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure develops rapidly but might be curable and reversible. Chronic kidney failure usually develops gradually over years and it is not reversible.
Kidney failure can be either acute or chronic. The causes of acute kidney failure are usually due to sudden damage to the kidney such as 1) a traumatic injury with high blood loss, 2) a sudden reduction in blood flow to the kidneys, 3) shock or sepsis, 4) obstruction of the urinary system, 5) damage from certain drugs or toxins, and 6) pregnancy complications. Chronic kidney failure develops gradually on the basis of certain disease. For example, the causes of chronic kidney failure include 1) immune system diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or C, 2) urinary tract infection such as pyelonephritis, 3) chronic inflammation of the kidneys, 4) polycystic kidney disease, 5) congenital defects, 6) drugs and toxins, 7) diabetes and high blood pressure. People with kidney failure may have excessive accumulation of fluid in the body, and have symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, seizure, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and headache. It can also result in a loss of consciousness. Untreated, a kidney failure may lead to death.
The treatment of kidney failure will depend on the conditions. An acute kidney failure will be treated according to the causes. For example, if it is caused by an infection, then antibiotics and a temporary dialysis can help the kidney to recover. However, if the kidney failure is chronic, the kidney will not gain back its function and the treatment may include substitutive procedures such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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