Why ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) patients have decreased urine output? Kidneys help to produce urine, so urine changes can help reflect kidney condition. Decreased urine output is a hot topic among ESRD patients, as the less urine are produced, the less wastes are discharged and also it means the less healthy kidney function. Well then, why ESRD patients experience decreased urine output? And how to get urine output increased?
Causes of decreased urine output in ESRD
To know well about the cause of decreased urine output in ESRD, let’s firstly learn how urine is produced by kidney.
Blood flow into kidney and run through renal capsule in where excess fluid and wastes like creatinine, urea and uric acid are separated from blood. Filtered blood flow finally out of kidney through renal vein. For fluid, most of the them are reabsorbed by renal tubules and the rest of them are expelled into ureter together with wastes.
In ESRD, kidney tissues are damaged seriously, which makes kidney unable in filtering enough more blood and discharging wastes produced in the body. As a result of this, less urine is formed and urine output decreases.
How to get urine output increased for ESRD patients?
Decreased urine output is a clinical manifestation of severe kidney damage, so to get urine output increased, repairing injured kidney tissues to improve kidney function is very crucial.
Most of the ESRD patients have the misconception that injured kidney tissues can not be repaired. However, as a matter of fact, injured kidney intrinsic cells can be repaired, especially these which are damaged mildly. Similar with cells in our other body parts, kidney intrinsic cells also have a certain self-repairing ability. If injured mildly, they can recover by themselves, but if the damage is out of their self-repairing ability, they will become necrotic gradually and lose their working ability. This is the reason, why kidney disease patients are always suggested to receive treatment as quickly as possible after the diagnosis. For ESRD patients, when kidney intrinsic cells that are damaged mildly get repaired, kidney function gets improved and urine output is increased.
Dead kidney tissues can not be brought back to life, so it is impossible to cure ESRD according to current medical technology. But in some cases, kidney function indeed gets improved greatly with some medicines like Chinese herbs. Therefore, with right treatment method, there is great chance for ESRD patients to get their kidney function improved and urine output increased.
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