Patient: I am kidney failure stage 5, my eGFR is 6, creatinine is 8.7 and urea is 37.3. Is there any way to help get my creatinine and urea down and get my eGFR up? I want some to do anything possible to help me avoid dialysis. Herbal remedies or any alternative treatment except dialysis?
Expert: For your current illness conditions, you need to begin dialysis treatment to first remove excess creatinine and urea from the blood so as to lower high creatinine and urea. But dialysis can not help improve eGFR because it is just a passive therapy to replace part functions of the kidneys.
Herbal remedies do help get eGFR up, but it takes some time. Therefore for your current illness, you need first begin dialysis to cleanse the blood so as to lower high creatinine and high blood urea, reduce risk factors that threaten the patient’s life, provide a favorable internal environment for the herbal medicines to take better effects.
Herbal medicines have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so as to help prevent and treat kidney infections and kidney inflammations, prevent further renal damages and slow down illness progression.
In recent years, the efficacy of herbal medicines has been greatly enhanced with the combination of advanced osmosis technology. It is called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and it is an external application of herbal medicines. Active ingredients in herbal medicines can penetrate into the kidneys through acupoints and meridians on the skin. It can promote blood circulation and increase blood flow to the kidneys so as to greatly relieve high pressure, ischemia and hypoxia in the kidneys. What is more, herbal medicines can provide essential nutritions for repairing damaged renal tissues and regenerating new functional renal cells so as to help recover renal structure and renal functions.
If herbal medicines can be sought, patients will not become dependent on dialysis because their kidney functions can be gradually improved. The side effects of dialysis will also be reduced.
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