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When Should A Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Go For Dialysis

2015-12-21 19:12

When Should A Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Go For DialysisDialysis is a renal replacement that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt and excess fluid from your blood. When should a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient go for dialysis?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has five stages based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR).

Normal person has a glomerular filtration rate of 90-120ml/min. End stage renal disease (ESRD) is when the glomerulus makes less than 15ml/min. The accumulation of waste products such as urea and creatinine in the blood predicts the stages of CKD.

This is when a person with CKD needs dialysis. Dialysis is able to remove wastes from our body. Although dialysis can maintain your life, it is not a perfect treatment. Long-term dialysis has many complications such as muscle cramp, skin itch and heart failure, etc. This is why many dialysis patients want to give up dialysis.

In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, a systematic Chinese medicine treatment which contains Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Mai Kang Mixture, Foot Bath and Medicinal Soup. These therapies work differently but they are all beneficial for kidney. In kidney failure, they aim to repair injured kidney tissues, activate kidney intrinsic cells, strengthen healthy kidney tissues. This systematic Chinese medicine can restore some kidney function. When GFR is improved to be higher than 15, dialysis can be avoided or at least dialysis times can be reduced.

Dialysis is one therapy for chronic kidney disease but it is not the only way. Compared to dialysis, natural Chinese medicine treatments are preferred by more and more kidney patients. What is more, when dialysis is started mainly depends on your illness condition. Serum creatinine level is just one of the indicators. About more information on dialysis, you can send an email to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We are glad to help you.

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