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Why Patients On Dialysis Have High Uric Acid

2014-12-10 08:12

Why Patients On Dialysis Have High Uric AcidWhy patients on dialysis still have uric acid? Dialysis is an artificial kidney which can help people remove wasteful substances out of the body like creatinine, blood urea nitrogen and uric acid, etc. what you should do with high uric acid?

A high uric acid level is an excess of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is produced during the breakdown of purine, a substance found in many foods. Once produced, uric acid is carried in your blood and passes through your kidneys, where most of it leaves your body when you urinate. However, in kidney failure, the kidneys fail to excrete excess uric acid from the body. Under such condition, uric acid will accumulate in your body, resulting in high uric acid. One common way to lower uric acid level is to take dialysis. It can lower this level to some extent. However, in some cases, some people may still experience high uric acid levels. This is due to insufficient dialysis, taking immunosuppressive drugs, underactive thyroid, purine-rich diet and continuous loss of kidney function.

Dialysis is an important and necessary for life-supporting and many kidney disease patients get dialysis dependence. However, long time of dialysis will cause many side effects and some people cannot bear these complications. In addition, dialysis is unable to treat any kinds of kidney disease. It can only replace part of kidney function. In this case, if kidney damage cannot be repaired, dialysis will result in continuous loss of kidney function. As a result, high uric acid, high creatinine level, decreased urine output and some other symptoms will appear.

As a dialysis patient with elevated uric acid, we should recover kidney function by Chinese herbal medicines. As long as kidney function is recovered, high uric acid level will go back to the normal level or at least be reduced to some extent. Dialysis frequency is more likely to be gradually reduced. If you are interested in Chinese herbal medicines, you can consult online doctor or leave us a message below.

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