Dialysis is a common treatment for people with Chronic Kidney Failure in many countries. However, can people live a long life with dialysis? Will dialysis really help patients? Follow us to learn more about dialysis.
Some related materials have shown that the average life expectancy for dialysis patients is 4.25 years, and only 23% of patients can live for 10 years. Actually patients should not care about these figures. The life expectancy for dialysis patients vary from cases to cases. Kidney failure patients usually die from the fatal complications like heart problem, lung problem, etc.
It is a fact that dialysis treatment can help kidney failure patients cleanse the blood through removing wastes, toxins and excess water out of body. And it can really help patients maintain lives to a certain degree. Then why more and more patients want to stop this treatment?
Every coin has two sides, dialysis treatment is no exception. Firstly, some patients have to bear the problems caused by dialysis like low blood pressure, headaches, muscle cramps, leg pain, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, etc; secondly, dialysis treatment is unable to do anything to the kidney damage. From the decreased urine output, we can know that it can not stop the kidney function being lost; thirdly, in some countries, kidney failure patients have to worry about the high cost of dialysis treatment, also it takes them time undergoing the treatment and affects their life a lot. All of these factors become the reasons why kidney failure patients want to stop dialysis treatment.
As long as the complications can be controlled well, patients start from saving their own kidneys by repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function, dialysis can be stopped and then patients can live a long life. So be optimistic about your life.
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