ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) patients have extremely severely damaged renal tissues. As a result, wastes and fluid build up in the body, leading to many symptoms. What does blood in urine mean in ESRD patients?
What does blood in urine mean?
Patients may see red or tea-colored urine, which means there are blood in urine. It has a medical term, called gross hematuria. The other type of hematuria that is only detectable with microscope, is called microscopic hematuria.
Hematuria refers to the red blood cells in the urine.
Why do ESRD patients have hematuria?
The glomerular basement membrane is damaged, resulting in red blood cells leaks out with urine. Even a small amount of blood in the urine can cause urine to change color. Therefore, hematuria occurs.
However, blood in urine can be caused by other factors such as kidney stone, kidney cyst, menstruation, vigorous exercise, sexual activity, viral illness, trauma, or infection, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI).
How is hematuria treated in ESRD patients?
Treatment should be based on the underlying causes. You should not take medicines freely, since some medicines are toxic for the kidneys.
In End Stage Renal Disease patients, the cause of hematuria is damaged kidneys. Therefore, to solve this problem from the root, you should take treatments that can improve kidney function. In that case, you are recommended to take:
-Stem Cell Therapy: In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, we provide mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and umbilical cord blood stem cells. This therapy can restore parts of kidney function.
-Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): This is to improve blood circulation by expanding blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degrading extracellular matrixes. Therefore, the kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair damaged renal tissues.
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