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How Low Does Kidney Function Need to Be for Dialysis

2018-07-29 14:49

How Low Does Kidney Function Need to Be for DialysisFor people with advanced kidney failure, dialysis can extend their life. How low does kidney function need to be for dialysis? In this article, you will get the answer.

Generally speaking, you need dialysis when you develop end stage kidney failure - usually by the time you lose about 85% to 90% of your kidney function and have a GFR< 15. But this is not a strict standard. If your GFR is between 5 to 15, as long as you do not have any severe symptoms and complications, you can use some conservative treatment rather than dialysis to maintain your life. But once your GFR is less than 5, no matter you have symptoms or complications or not, you need to start dialysis immediately, otherwise your life may be threatened.

Treatment for kidney failure patients to put off dialysis

In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we usually use Toxin-Removing Treatment. This systemic treatment has been practiced for years and proved to be effective. It is actually made up of external Chinese medicine therapies (like medicated bath, foot bath, steam therapy, cycle therapy, etc), oral Chinese medicine, plasma exchange, cytokine infusion, ozone therapy, vitamin and nutrient supplement, good habit, etc. All in all, it is to help you improve your kidney condition from all aspects of your life.

For example, it can eliminate toxins from the cells, tissue fluid and blood via sweat, urine and bowel movement. It can expand blood vessels and remove stasis to ensure blood flow fluent. With blood circulation, the provided essential elements, such as oxygen, nutrients, vitamins and so on can be transported into nidus. It can also restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to suppress renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. Moreover, it can help you train good living habits so as to reinforce the effect and reduce its relapse.

-After about one week’s treatment, your urine will become cloudy and smelly due to the existence of wastes.

-After about half month’s treatment, your high creatinine, BUN and uric acid level will decrease at least 10%. Your weakness will disappear and you will feel energetic.

-After about one month’s treatment, your disease will be under control, and renal function will get improved.

With treatment going on, your renal condition will get better.

How low does kidney function need to be for dialysis? Now you get the answer. If you do not want to start dialysis, you should take treatment as early as possible to protect your residual renal function. For more information on our hospital and our treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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