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Can Dialysis Cure Kidney Failure

2013-02-06 11:02

Dialysis is one important renal replacement therapy for sustaining life for end stage renal failure patients. Usually when renal failure patients have less than 15%-10% of their kidney functions dialysis will be started. For those that are going to have dialysis and patients that have taken dialysis for long time, there are a series of questions that they want to know.

Can kidney failure be cured with dialysis?

We know that there are 2 types of kidney failure---acute one and chronic one. In case of acute kidney failure, it can be cured. Dialysis, along with proper drugs and diets can reverse renal damages and restore most or even all the kidney functions.

However in case of chronic kidney, it is unfortunately that dialysis, drugs and diets can not completely cure chronic renal failure. Though dialysis can replace parts of kidney functions, there are many functions that dialysis can not do such as endocrine function. What is more, dialysis is just a passive treatment while patients will continue to produce metabolic wastes and toxins, therefore dialysis will be needed several times a week.

What is more, the remaining kidney functions will be gradually lost because patients will become dependent on dialysis. That is why illness conditions will continue to become worse and kidney functions will continue to decrease even with dialysis. Because dialysis is just a machine to help patients’ achieve instant relief without any repairing of damaged renal tissues or improvement of renal functions.

How long does dialysis last?

Usually patients need to have 3 times dialysis each week and each dialysis lasts for about 3-5 hours to ensure the adequacy of dialysis.

Can I get rid of dialysis?

If kidney functions can not be improved, patients will have to take dialysis for the rest of life before they have the chance to have kidney transplant.

There are some magic Chinese and ayurvedic herbal medicines that can help gradually repair renal damages and improve renal functions so as to get rid of dialysis or at least reduce the frequency of dialysis and alleviate side effects of dialysis.

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