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When Dialysis Is Needed for Stage 5 Kidney Failure Patients

2013-11-08 15:10

When Dialysis Is Needed for Stage 5 Kidney Failure Patients, dialysis, stage 5 kidney failureStage 5 kidney failure is the last stage of kidney disease, but it does not mean urgent dialysis treatment is needed at the moment and patients have to undergo dialysis one day. When dialysis is needed for stage 5 kidney failure patients depends on patients’overall conditions. Now follow us to learn about the details.

When dialysis can be postponed for stage 5 kidney failure patients?

-The condition belongs to tubulointerstitial lesion. Even though creatinine level increases to 700-800umol/L, if urine output is nearly normal and there are no water-sodium retention, hyperkalemia and other severe complication, then dialysis treatment can be postponed.

-If urine output is normal, there are no poor appetite, water-sodium retention, nausea and vomiting and heart failure and other clinical manifestations, patients with Ccr 10ml/min can postpone dialysis.

When should dialysis be started for stage 5 kidney failure patients?

-If Ccr level is more than 10ml/min, to patients with severe high blood pressure, diabetes, SLE or elderly patients, early dialysis treatment can reduce the possibility of the occurrence of complications.

-Though biochemical criterion is not that severe, if patients have nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, cramps, bleeding tendency, serious acidosis, severe edema, heart failure and pulmonary edema and other symptoms, dialysis treatment should be considered.

When urgent dialysis is needed for stage 5 kidney failure patients?

-If high potassium level which can not be controlled well by medicines is more than 6.5mmol/L, urgent dialysis should be started.

-If water-sodium retention, oliguria, anuria, severe edema are accompanied by heart failure, high blood pressure and pulmonary edema, then stage 5 kidney failure patients had better begin urgent dialysis immediately.

-If metabolic acidosis happens and pH <7.2

-If patients are complicated by uremic pericarditis, alimentary tract hemorrhage, central nervous system symptoms like drowsiness, coma, cramps, etc, then urgent dialysis is needed.

Now you must have a general idea about when dialysis is needed for stage 5 kidney failure patients. If you need dialysis diet or you would like to know other treatment options instead of dialysis, then you can leave us a message below or email to, you will surely get the medical advises sent by our experts within 48 hours.

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