Dialysis

Many patients adopt dialysis to keep a long life. Now, lets get a clear understanding of this therapy. The introduction of dialysis The two main types of dialysis, namely hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis can remove wastes and

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A Brief Introduction of Dialysis

2014-03-29 02:45

Many patients adopt dialysis to keep a long life. Now, let’s get a clear understanding of this therapy.

The introduction of dialysis

The two main types of dialysis, namely hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis can remove wastes and excess water from the blood in different ways.

In medicine, dialysis is applied in replacement of kidney caused by kidney failure, commonly known as hemodialysis. Dialysis is used to save a sudden loss of renal function of patients with acute renal failure. Also can rescue a permanent loss of kidney function of patients with chronic kidney disease.

When creatinine clearance reduces to 10 ~ 12 ml/min, patients should start dialysis. From fifteen to sixty years old patients are safe in doing dialysis. In general, patients need to do dialysis three times a week, four to five hours at a time. But with the development of technic and advanced medical equipment, patients over the age of 70 also can obtain a good curative effect on dialysis.

Pay attention to daily diet

To ensure the quality of dialysis patients’ life and improve the recovery rate, patients need to make sure keep daily protein intake 1.0~1.2g. At the same time, drinking enough water and taking some micro element is necessary. Some fresh fruits and vegetables are recommended in the daily consumption.

For dialysis patients, if they lack of potassium, they are encouraged to eat some potassium rich fruits, such as orange.

The cost of dialysis

You may want to know the cost of dialysis. According to data, dialysis needs about 400 Yuan at a time. If patients do dialysis ten times a month, it will cost 5000~6000 Yuan. Taking erythropoietin and other medicine into consideration, patients need to afford 10 thousand Yuan. Of course, the medical material and drugs price are various.

All above is the brief introduction about dialysis. In conclusion, choosing a suitable can help you keep away from chronic kidney disease and live a healthy life style.

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