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Alternative Treatment for Kidney Diseases

2013-01-07 10:18

Besides taking hormones, immunosuppressant, kidney dialysis and kidney transplant, there are many other alternative treatment options for kidney disease patients and there will be more and more effective and advanced therapies in the near future with continuous and rapid developments and researches in medicines.

Therefore patients should never lose hope for the recovery even thought there is at present no cure for some diseases. Patients should be positive enough and cooperate with the doctor to slow down the illness progression so as to prolong life and strive as much time as possible for more effective treatments.

The following are 2 alternative treatments---traditional Chinese medicines and immunotherapy.

Traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) is known for its conservative and natural curative effects. Active ingredients in some herbal medicines have the functions of dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degradation of extracellular matrix so as to alleviate ischemia and hypoxia in the kidneys.

Some herbal medicines have magic effects on lowering serum creatinine level, preventing and treating kidney infections and repairing kidney damages so as to improve kidney functions to a certain degree.

Immunotherapy is one therapy for kidney diseases based on immunology. It is one systemic treatment including immune diagnosis, immune clearance, immune tolerance, immune blockage, immune adjustment and immune protection. It combines the advantages of both Chinese and western therapies. Western therapies are good at quick and obvious effects and are more effective in dealing with urgent illness conditions while Chinese therapies treat both the primary and secondary aspects of the diseases and its effects are lasting and durable and it is more suitable for treating chronic kidney diseases.

Diet is another important factor and actually there are many dietary therapies that are very suitable for chronic kidney disease patients. These diets can not only ensure necessary nutritions but also can help reduce kidney burdens and play consolidate effects to the treatments.

You can consult a dietitian for the proper diet plan according to your specific illness and physical conditions.
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