Blood Purification

Blood Purification

Blood Purification:

Blood purification is efficacious therapy measures that can help to clear harmful substances away from blood. Blood circulates throughout the body and during this process, oxygen and nutritions can be brought to every part of our body, also wastes can be taken away. When blood is polluted by various harmful substances, we can not live normally. With high toxins in blood, our internal organs will be threatened seriously. Blood purification is needed by kidney failure patients, as kidney is the organ that takes charge of expelling waste products in the blood. When kidneys are injured seriously, they will not be able to function properly. Under such a condition, toxins pile up in blood. For kidney failure patients, they need to get these harmful substances removed effectively; otherwise, other health tissues will be caused quickly. Clinically, the most common complications of kidney failure is cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death among End Stage Renal Disease patients. Blood purification helps to clear blood effectively and quickly. For kidney failure patients, different blood purification can be used to purify blood and which method will be used always depends on their specific illness condition and generally it is concluded in the follow:

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Hemodialysis:

Hemodialysis is the most commonly used method for people with completely failed kidneys. It shows great effects in removing small molecules like creatinine and urea nitrogen. It can not cure Chronic Kidney Failure, so once start, patients need to do dialysis regularly......More

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Plasma exchange:

Similar with other kinds of blood purification, plasma exchange also plays an important role in treating kidney disease, in particular the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis.

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Immune Adsorption:

Immune adsorption is a relatively new blood purification technology. With the help of immunosorbent, it can successfully remove pathogenic factors in blood. It is developed on the basis of plasma exchange and now has been successfully used to treat different illnesses.

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Hemoperfusion:

Hemoperfusion is another kind of blood purification method and also called blood perfusion. Different from other types, this kind of blood purification focuses on removing toxic substances from the blood.

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Hemofiltration:

Hemofiltration works differently from hemodialysis. Compared with hemodialysis, it is more effective in clearing middle molecular substances away from blood. Whereas, hemodialysis is more helpful in removing small molecules.

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Hemodiafiltration:

Hemodiafiltration is a combination of hemodialysis and hemofiltration and it integrates the merits of them. Even so it is not an ideal blood purification, as it may cause great loss of protein, soluble vitamin, trace elements and so on.

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