Kidney failure can be divided into acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure according to how quickly kidney functions are lost. If caught timely, most acute renal damages can be reversed and part or all kidney functions can be recovered. However since it takes years or even more than decades of years to develop chronic kidney failure, it is difficult to recover kidney functions and usually long term systemic treatments will be needed.
At present treatments for chronic kidney failure are symptomatic before entering into the end stage and dialysis and kidney transplantation for end stage renal failure. Is there any way that can delay end stage renal failure and help patients avoid the final doom of dialysis and kidney transplant.
We can say that at present there is no effective treatment for complete cure of chronic kidney failure especially some hereditary and genetic disease like polycystic kidney disease.
Usually dialysis and kidney transplant are considered as the only treatment for end stage renal failure patients or if symptomatic treatments are failed. However the curative effects of dialysis and kidney transplant are not so satisfying from the clinical experience. What is more, not every kidney failure patients have the change to find a matching donor and not every patient can afford the huge cost of maintenance hemodialysis and kidney transplant.
One key point for preserving residual kidney functions is early detection and timely treatments because there will be very little chance to improve kidney functions when it develops into end stage. Besides there will be many life-threatening complications at that time and it takes much more money compared with early effective treatments.
So long as the fundamental cause is brought under control in the early stage and dangerous underlying conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar are well monitored, the illness progression will be much slowed. Along with healthy life habits and careful nursing cares, more advanced renal damages can be prevented or much slowed.
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