Arcadia Kidney Care: Gastric OTC Drugs Lead to Renal Failure

a-1 home careAn online article published this week on Tech Times reveals that common over-the-counter drugs used to treat gastric symptoms increase risks for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs that aid in relieving symptoms of heartburn, stomach ulcers and acid reflux, can lead to renal failure if used over a long period of time.  In the United States, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).  It’s more prevalent among older adults over 65 years of age than their younger counterparts.  A-1 Home Care in Arcadia provides support services for elderly patients with CKD and other kidney-related diseases.

How A-1 Home Care Can Help

As part of your elderly loved one’s multidisciplinary medical team, A-1 Home Care’s certified home health aides will work with your parent’s doctors and dietitians to prepare a special diet that’s ideal for your kidneys.  In addition to providing assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, chores, prescription pick-ups, companion care, bathing, grooming, and personal care, our caregivers will also take your elderly loved ones to get dialysis or hemodialysis treatment anywhere in Arcadia and beyond.  We offer 24-hour kidney care services or part-time in-home respite care to relieve family members from caregiving duties.

Affordable Kidney Home Care Services

High quality, affordable caregiving services are at your disposal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care provides in-home care services for seniors and adults of all ages in Arcadia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Altadena, Covina, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.  We offer easy financing options through our reasonable rates and plans; talk to a care manager today about the options that are available for you!  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers such as John Hancock and MetLife Insurance.

 For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.arcadiainhomecare.com for details.

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Kidney Care in Arcadia

Cooking with Grandma.The basic function of a kidney is to filter wastes through the blood, regulate blood pressure and maintain a balance of salt and minerals. When kidneys fail to function, the following symptoms take effect: nausea, swelling in ankles, insomnia, shortness of breath, and build-up of wastes in the blood. What causes kidneys to fail in the first place? Drugs, traumatic blows to your lower back, and pregnancy complications are just three of many ways that stop kidneys from functioning properly.

When you feel physically weak and have a hard time breathing, it’s hard to maintain an upbeat attitude every single day when it seems like you are losing your ability to do simple tasks like meal preparations and household chores. The emotional support you need may come much later in the day when family or friends come home from work. But during the day is when you need help the most. That is where caregivers come in. With their companionship, energy and skills, they provide you the assistance you need to get the job done – whether it’s taking you to the clinic for dialysis treatments, dispensing the correct medication and preparing meals in accordance with the doctor’s orders, caregivers and home health aides are there to help!

Call A-1 Home Care today to ask about Kidney Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com to see a list of other services we provide in Arcadia, Pasadena,Altadena, El Monte, Monrovia, San Marino, and surrounding cities.

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