Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive disorders and based on GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate), it is divided into 5 stages. There will be different ways or treatments that used to treat different stages of renal disease. Well then, at what stage does someone with kidney problems get to be put on dialysis?
Stage 5 CKD and Dialysis
Dialysis, a life-sustaining treatment is generally recommended to patients with advanced kidney damage, like Stage 5 CKD or Kidney Failure. Why? Actually, kidney failure is the most severe stage of CKD, so that your kidneys are no longer working enough for you. Under such a condition, patients will suffer from various disorders like high creatinine level, high blood pressure, proteinuria, blood in urine, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If without controlled or left untreated, patients’ life expectancy will be discount greatly!
Dialysis Functions for Renal Failure Patients
Kidney dialysis as a life-support therapy that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt, and excess fluid from your blood. This restores the blood to a normal, healthy balance. Dialysis replaces many of the kidneys’ important functions. Therefore, when your illness conditions progress into ESRD (end stage renal disease), especially when GFR is less than 10, dialysis will be definitely recommended to you!
Dialysis’s Potential risks for kidney disease patients.
Everything has two sides and there is no exception of dialysis. Long-term dialysis patients are prone to suffer from low immunity, malnutrition, low blood pressure, weakness, poor appetite, muscle cramps, and so on. What’s more, the longer time you do dialysis, the more renal function you will lose. Finally, you have to wait for Kidney Transplant.
Is there any alternative treatment to dialysis?
In China, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital can be your a good choice for treating your kidney disease. Here are many natural and systemic treatments can help repair kidney damage and improve renal function from the root, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Acupuncture, Blood Pollution Therapy, Immunotherapy, etc. If you want to know specific process, you can email to us at email@example.com or leave a message below directly!