Lungs And Kidney Problem Explain
In both healthy and sick people, kidneys and lungs have been shown to work together in meaningful ways. The same systemic disease can affect both organs. Also, if one of them stops functioning normally, it can cause direct and indirect dysregulation in the other.
What’s interstitial lung disease?
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a group of over 200 conditions that cause your lungs to become inflamed and scarred. ILD hurts the tissues in your lungs between the tiny air sacs (alveoli) and the blood vessels surrounding them. This makes it harder for oxygen to get into your body. Diffuse parenchymal lung disease is another name for interstitial lung disease (DPLD).
Why does interstitial lung disease happen?
Interstitial lung disease can be caused by the following:
- Connective tissue diseases include scleroderma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Granulomatous disease, like sarcoidosis.
- Some things, like asbestos, silica, tobacco, and beryllium, can be dangerous to breathe in.
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an allergic reaction to something you breathe in, such as moulds, fungi, bacteria, or bits of bird feathers or droppings.
- Medicines or treatments include nitrofurantoin, methotrexate, amiodarone, and radiation therapy.
How can I stop interstitial lung disease from happening?
Many of the things that cause interstitial lung disease can’t be stopped. You can lower your risk of ILD by taking care of the conditions causing it and avoiding breathing in harmful substances.
When working with dangerous things like asbestos, metal dust, or chemicals, you should avoid them or wear a respirator, a mask that filters out particles from the air.
If you work near things that can cause long-term allergic reactions, like hay, grain, bird droppings or feathers, or heating and cooling systems, you should avoid them or wear a respirator.
If you have a connective tissue disease or sarcoidosis, talk to your doctor about taking care of your condition to avoid ILD.
Stop smoking, or don’t start.
What is a failure of the kidneys?
When you have kidney failure, also called renal failure, one or both of your kidneys no longer work well. Sometimes kidney failure is temporary and comes on quickly (acute). Sometimes it’s a long-term condition that gets worse over time.The worst stage of kidney disease is kidney failure. Without treatment, it will kill you. If you have kidney failure and don’t get treatment, you might live for a few days or weeks.
What are the most common reasons why a person’s kidneys fail?
Most of the time, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure are caused by diabetes and high blood pressure and high sugar.
Most of the time, kidney failure doesn’t happen quickly. Other things that can cause CKD and lead to kidney failure are:
- Polycystic kidney disease affects the kidneys (PKD). PKD is a disease that you get from one of your parents. It makes fluid-filled sacs (cysts) grow inside your kidneys.
- Glomerular diseases. When you have a glomerular disease, your kidneys also can’t filter waste.
- An autoimmune disease, lupus causes damage to organs, pain in the joints, fever, and rashes on the skin.
- Kidney failure might occur unexpectedly. Acute renal failure or damage is abrupt kidney failure. Kidney failure can occur within hours or days. It’s short-lived.
How can stop kidneys from failing?
Even though kidney failure and CKD can’t be fixed, there are things you can do to keep your kidneys working. Your kidneys may lose their ability to work less quickly if you have healthy habits and routines.
For CKD or kidney failure patients, it’s best to:
- Watch how your kidneys work.
- If you have diabetes, make sure your blood sugar stays in a normal range.
- Maintain appropriate blood pressure.
- Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
- Avoid foods that have a lot of protein and salt.
- Go to all of your regular appointments with your doctor or nurse.
In the above, we talked about lung and kidney problems, their causes, and how to stop them. Kidney and lung injuries are common acute complications of serious illnesses that are linked to a high number of hospitalizations and deaths.