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How Long Do You Live After Stopping Dialysis

2013-08-18 17:52

How Long Do You Live After Stopping DialysisHow long do you have to live after immediately stopping dialysis? Dialysis is life-supportive, but extremely torturous, so many kidney failure patients have the thought of stopping dialysis when it becomes hard to endure the dialysis process. Well, the problem is how long they can live if after they immediately stop dialysis?

For kidney failure patients, who needs dialysis to sustain their life, it is said they can only live as short as one to four weeks. Dialysis is torturous, but it can prolong life span and life quality effectively. Therefore, for kidney failure patients whose kidneys have failed completely, dialysis is a must if no matched kidney can be founded within limited time.

Dialysis is required when there is detected to have high levels of toxins in blood. Dialysis helps to remove these harmful substances from blood and this is essential for protecting residual kidney tissues and other internal organs. However, although dialysis plays an important role in purifying blood, it is not the only treatment option for people who have a certain kidney function.

In an affected kidney, there are healthy, injured and dead kidney tissues. Dead kidney tissues can not be revived, but clinical studies show some injured kidney intrinsic cells can be repaired with herbs. Therefore, there is chance for some kidney failure patients to get better or get off dialysis if they still have some kidney function. Well then, how do dialysis patients know if they still have healthy kidney function?

Kidney is bean-shaped organs with functions of filtering blood and producing urine and so on. For dialysis patients, they can judge if they still have healthy kidney function by their urine output. Kidney is responsible for producing urine, so if there is urine output, it means there are healthy kidney function. On the contrary, if they have no urine output, it denotes their kidneys have been damaged completely. Under such a condition, dialysis and kidney transplant are the last two options of them to live a longer and better life. (Any questions, please contact us through, our consult our consultant online for answer.)

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