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Kidney Dialysis Pros and Cons

2013-03-06 09:41

Kidney dialysis is a life-saving treatment which can help end stage kidney failure patients to clean their blood. It means a lot for kidney failure patients, however because of its disadvantageous, many patients do not want to start it until their life are seriously threatened. What are the pros and cons of kidney dialysis on earth?

What are the pros and cons of kidney dialysis?

In our body, kidney severs as a filter which can separate the nutritions and harmful substances. These harmful substances are finally removed out of our body as the form of urine. Once end stage kidney failure is caused, kidneys fail to discharge these harmful substances and as a result of which, toxins build up in the blood. Toxins circulate with blood and may damage any part of our body. Therefore, with end stage kidney failure, patients are at high risk to develop many complications like heart failure, skin problem, bone problem, respiratory problems and so on. However, with the help of dialysis, toxins can be removed and also the risk of developing serious complications is reduced effectively. Dialysis is a medical method in which a machine is adopted to replace the failed kidneys to work.

Since dialysis plays such an important role for kidney failure patients, it is not a perfect method, as long-term dialysis will can cause many side effects like low blood pressure, restless leg syndrome, headache, muscle cramp, infection and clotting and so on. Some of these side effects are headache are too excruciating to endure. Therefore, it is very hard to live with dialysis. Besides, with dialysis, kidneys can not get enough blood and repaired, residual kidney function decreases quickly. Kidneys help to produce urine and once kidneys become completely failed, no urine is produced. This is the reason why kidney failure patients have decreased urine output after starting dialysis.

How to treat kidney failure fundamentally?

Kidney disease progresses because more and more renal intrinsic cells are damaged and fail to function properly. Our cells have self-curative ability, so through repairing these damaged renal intrinsic cells, kidney function can be improved. As long as kidney function gest improved, much more toxins in the blood are removed and also no dialysis and kidney transplant are needed.

Chronic kidney failure can not be cured, so many patients start to dialysis to maintain their life once end stage kidney failure is diagnosed. Kidney dialysis has its own pros and cons, and it is not the only option for kidney failure. For kidney failure patients who still have urine output, they can avoid dialysis, at least reduce dialysis frequency, by improving kidney condition.

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