Kidney disease especially chronic kidney diseases is a refractory disease. It usually has the features of long illness course, slow progression, high recurrent rate and it is hard to be completely cured. Patients have to adhere to systemic and scientific treatment for a long time and it needs at least 1-2 years consolidation treatments for those that have achieved good curative effects. It takes even longer time for some stubborn diseases.
We know that the common clinical symptoms of kidney diseases are edema, high blood pressure, oliguria, anuria, diuresis, frequent urination, blood urine, foamy urine, back pain and some other systemic symptoms and discomforts. Western medicines are mainly hormones and immunosuppressant which has quick and obvious effects on alleviating symptoms such as lowering serum creatinine level and BUN, relieving proteinuria, hematuria, edema and high blood pressure.
Though hormones and immunosuppressant can control inflammatory reactions and reduce discomforts and pains, it has a lot of side effects. Long term intake of hormones will cause metabolic disorder, diminish the body's immunity, induce or worsen infections. What is more, hormones can not solve the root problems. These symptoms will once again occur once hormones are stopped or its dosage is reduced. To treat kidney disease from the root and lower its recurrent rate, we need first to know why kidney disease is easy to relapse.
High blood pressure, swelling, bubble and blood in urine, high creatinine are just the surface symptoms, therefore it should not be ultimate goal to treat these symptoms. We need to find out what cause these symptoms. We know that kidneys are vital organs for maintaining normal human life activities. It has the basic function of producing urine at the same time of discharging metabolic wastes and toxins with urine. it also has the functions of maintaining balances of water, electrolyte and acid-base, regulating blood pressure, secreting erythropoietin and promoting vitamin D activation.
When renal intrinsic cells and tissues are damaged, the renal functions will be affected. As a result, the metabolic wastes and toxins can not be cleared outsides while some other useful substances will be released into urine which are supposed to be kept in blood, thus these clinical symptoms.
From the above analysis, we can see that to treat kidney disease thoroughly, we need to seek more effective treatments that can both treat the primary and secondary aspects of the diseases. That is to say, effective treatments should not only relieve these symptoms but also repairing renal damages and recovering renal structures and certain renal functions.
The following is an overview of the current therapy options for treating kidney disease. You can consult the doctor and choose the most suitable according to your specific illness and physical conditions as well as the severity of kidney damages.
Besides proper treatments, diet is also an important aspects. Have less meat and more vegetables and avoid alcohol, tobacco and stimulating foods such as dog meat, shrimp and crabs, etc.