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Is Dialysis Required When Only 12% Kidney Function Left

2013-07-15 15:34

Is Dialysis Required When Only 12% Kidney Function LeftFor one with 12% kidney function, whether he needs to start dialysis or not is a big concern. In that case, if dialysis is started, toxins in blood will be removed quickly, which can help to reduce sufferings, lower patients’ risk for various complications. However, once patients start dialysis, they will run risk for side effects of dialysis. Therefore, for kidney failure patients with 12% kidney function, making a right decision about whether they will start dialysis or not is very important.

When is dialysis needed for kidney failure patients?

Usually, dialysis is suggested when kidney function drops to 15% or less. However, in reality, there are mainly two opinions about when to start dialysis for kidney failure patients:

Some people hold the opinion that kidney failure patients should start dialysis as earlier as possible. We know dialysis helps to remove waste products in blood. Effective clearance of wastes in blood not only helps to protect other internal organs, but also reduce burden on residual kidney tissues. Therefore, they think the earlier the kidney failure patients tart dialysis, the better.

However, some other people hold contrary opinion. They believe that kidney failure patients should not start dialysis until their life is really threatened. Dialysis show obvious and quick effects in removing wastes in blood, but clinical date shows that the longer time that kidney failure patients do dialysis, the lower their survival rate is. This is the reason why they think kidney failure patients should start dialysis lately.

Is dialysis required when only 12% kidney function left?

For a kidney failure patient with only 2% kidney function, actually he needs to start dialysis depends on his specific illness condition. Generally, if he has severe symptoms caused by kidney failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting, it is better for him to start dialysis. On the contrary, if there are no obvious symptoms, he can live without dialysis.

Besides, dialysis is a method to help sustain life, but it is not the only choice for kidney failure patients who have 12% kidney function. Aside from it, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy also can be used to improve kidney condition. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a herbal treatment and has been successfully used to treat kidney failure patients from more than 60 countries. Thought it can not cure kidney problem, but with this treatment, kidney function can be improved and as long as kidney function is improved to 15%, dialysis can be avoided radically. What is more, it causes no side effects during the whole treatment process. (If you are interested in this treatment, you can leave message to

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