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Top 6 Facts about End Stage Renal Disease

2013-04-29 16:23

We human being are not omnipotent in medical field, even if we have advanced medical technology now. When facing some infractory diseases, like End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), we may become helpless, as there are some facts that we can not change or decide. The followings are the top 4 facts about End Stage Renal Disease and hope it is helpful for people to learn about this health tissues.

1. ESRD can not be cured

A cure is the common want of ESRD patients, but disappointedly, end stage renal failure can not be cured at all according to current medical technology. In a damaged kidney, there are healthy, injured and necrotic kidney tissues. Injured kidney tissues can be repaired, but necrotic kidney tissues can not be revived, so ESRD can not be cured at all.

2. Kidney function can not be improved with dialysis

Dialysis only helps to remove toxins in blood and can not repair kidney damages, so kidney function will not gets improved after dialysis. On the contrary, residual kidney tissues become necrotic easily after patients start dialysis. Kidneys are in charge of filtering blood and when blood is filtered by dialysis machine outside patients’ body, there will be less blood that flow into kidney. Under such a condition, residual kidney tissues can not get enough nutrition and oxygen from blood timely and effectively. If this condition lasts for a long time, healthy kidney tissues will become necrotic and lose their working ability gradually.

3. Dialysis is irreplaceable when there is high levels of toxins in blood

Dialysis is not the only option for ESRD patients and for these with completely failed kidneys, they can choose kidney transplant as well. However, one thing we must realize is that dialysis is the only option for them to remove toxins in blood quickly and it is the guarantee for their life safety.

4. There is no need to start dialysis immediately after the diagnosis of ESRD

Dialysis is usually suggested by doctors when ESRD is diagnosed; however, if patients have no serious complications like heart failure, pulmonary edema, vomiting and itching skin, they can live for a while without dialysis.

5. There is alternative treatment for ESRD patients who still have urine output

Dialysis and kidney transplant are the last two treatment options, but for ESRD patients who still have urine output, they can try Immunotherapy, a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine. Kidneys are responsible for secreting urine. There is urine output means there are healthy kidney function. Under such a condition, kidney function can be improved through Immunotherapy.

6. In some cases, ESRD patients can get rid of dialysis

Once start dialysis, ESRD patients need to do dialysis frequently, but in some cases, they can get rid of dialysis effectively by improving GFR and lowering creatinine level.

The above are the 5 facts about ESRD and aside from them, there are some other information that need to be learned about by the patients. If you are interested and want to learn more, you can leave message to us and we will offer you the necessary information within 24 hours.

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