Does dialysis improve kidney function? We always tell kidney disease patients to improve kidney function is the only way to avoid or get rid of dialysis treatment. However, once dialysis is started, does dialysis improve kidney function?
We have to say that dialysis does and cannot improve kidney function. But it does not mean dialysis treatment is useless. Sometimes dialysis can be very necessary and it can help relieve some symptoms in time, eliminate some harmful substances to maintain patients’ lives to a certain degree. But kidney disease patients should know that there is no a direct relation between creatinine level and dialysis treatment. If your creatinine level is enough high, but you are not experiencing any obvious symptoms or complications and you still have some certain urine output, then dialysis treatment can be postponed; sometimes, though your creatinine level is not that high, but your serum potassium level exceeds 7mmol/L or BUN level is more than 54mmol/L or there are some serious symptoms or complications like severe edema, heart problem, lung problems and so on, then urgent dialysis should be started, otherwise, severe consequences may happen.
As we all know, our kidneys have many functions like filtering blood, adjusting blood pressure, producing hormones, keeping electrolyte balance, etc. While dialysis can only replace one part of functions of kidney, it is importable for dialysis to replace kidneys 100%, which is the reason why dialysis does not improve kidney function.
On the contrary, long-term dialysis treatment will make more kidney function to be lost, that is because the condition can be delayed. From the gradual decrease in urine output, we can know that kidneys filter less and less blood.
Nowadays, experts tell kidney disease patients that as long as they still have some urine output, the active materials of Chinese herbal medicines can be directly taken by blood flow to kidney to play some specific functions to repair kidney damage and recover kidney function. You are welcomed to tell us more about your condition by leaving a message below or emailing us to firstname.lastname@example.org, we are here fighting against the disease together with you.
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