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ESRD Overview

What is ESRD?

Kidney disease is divided into five stages according to patient’s glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and ESRD is the abbreviation of end stage renal disease. For patients with ESRD, their GFR is below 15ml/min.

ESRD is not a single disease, but it is a clinical syndrome which can be caused by various kidney diseases, like polycystic kidney disease, lupus nephritis, hypertensive nephropathy, etc.

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What symptoms will appear in patients with ESRD?

For patients with ESRD, their kidney function is very low, and the metabolic disorders in their body can cause many health problems in their body, which can cause them to have many obvious symptoms. Such as:

Fatigue

Swelling

Hypertension

Muscle cramp

Itching

Nausea and vomiting

Loss of appetite

Abnormal urine color

Bone pain

Dizziness

Problem in concentration and memory

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How to treat ESRD?

ESRD patients’kidney function is too low to regulating their internal balance, and various kinds of complications can appear in patient’s body. In this period, the left kidney function should be protected, and complications should be controlled. Then, it is necessary for patients to do what they can to improve their kidney function and overall health.

In the treatment for ESRD, dialysis and kidney transplant are important measures, because they are kidney replacement therapy, which can help patients to regulate their internal balance and remove the metabolic wastes out.

Besides, medicines like ACEI and ARB are necessary to control patient’s complications like hypertension and proteinuria. Patients will also need to take medicines that can protect their cardiovascular system, because cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death cases for patients with kidney disease.

To improve patient’s kidney function, Blood Pollution Therapy will be a good choice,because it is a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine. Blood purification will be used to remove the metabolic wastes from patient’s body, which can make a well internal circumstance for treating kidney disease.

On the premise of a well control to patient’s overall condition, Chinese medicine will be used to improve patient’s kidney function. Chinese medicine can treat kidney disease systemically, so it can promote patient’s self-repairing ability in this process. Besides, Chinese medicine has obvious effect of activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, which is very helpful for repairing the damaged kidney structure. As a result, patient’s kidney function will be improved furthest by the treatment of this therapy.

In fact, for patients who has not been on dialysis for a long period, it is able to repair the damaged nephrons greatly, which can help them avoid dialysis for a long period and improve patient’s prognosis obviously.

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What can patients do to live better with ESRD?

For patients with ESRD, their life can be very suffering, because the complications in their body can bring lots of health problems. Dialysis and kidney transplant can also bring many side effects to their body health. thereby, many patients want to know what can they do to live better.

In fact, it is necessary for patients to follow their doctors’ guidance, and contact with their doctors if they find any abnormal symptom appear in their body. Besides, patients’ diet should be planned according to their condition, and it is necessary for patients to ask for help from a dietitian. Besides, patients should pay attention to their life habits, because good life habits can also improve patients’ health condition obviously.

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