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Is Dialysis Needed When Kidney Not Produce Urine

2013-08-11 11:18

Is Dialysis Needed When Kidney Not Produce UrineKidney is responsible for producing urine, so is dialysis needed when kidney not produce urine effectively? Exact urine output is closely related with many factors like fluid intake and physical activity. For a healthy adult, normal urine output is 800 to 2000mm each day if he drinks about 2 liters of fluid throughout the day. And when his kidneys are failed, less urine or no urine will be formed.

Decreased urine output or no urine output is a clinical manifestation of Chronic Kidney Failure. In normal condition, wastes produced in our body are discharged together with urine. When kidneys fail to filter blood and produce urine, wastes will pile up in blood. For a kidney failure patient, whether he needs to start dialysis depends on his serum creatinine level and some other specific conditions. In theory, dialysis is recommended when serum creatinine reaches as high as 5, but in reality, many patients do not start dialysis at all until their life is really threatened. Generally speaking, when one’s serum creatinine is higher than 5 and also he is suffering from severe discomforts like vomiting blood, itching skin and mental confusion, dialysis is urgently needed. However, if he has no these discomforts, he can keep living without dialysis.

For a kidney failure patient whose kidneys can not help him produce urine at all, dialysis is usually needed to help purify blood. Otherwise, these toxins will circulate with blood and cause damages on other internal organ. For Chronic Kidney Failure patients, the most common complication is cardiovascular disease which is also the leading cause of death of them.

Besides, for chronic kidney failure patients who have no urine output, dialysis and kidney transplant are usually the last two options for them to keep alive. However, for these who still have urine output, they can try alternative treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy. With thee treatments, kidney function can be improved and urine output can be increased. It is hard to explain the alternative treatment for kidney failure with several words. If you are interested in them, you can leave message to to get detailed information.

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