Does Dialysis Treatment Damage Kidneys2013-10-13 15:34
Dialysis is one common life-sustaining therapy for innumerable people with end stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. However, living with dialysis treatment, some patients find their kidney function still declines. Does dialysis treatment damage kidneys? Or, the decline of kidney function is due to other factors?
What can kidney dialysis do for ESRD patients?
In ESRD, nearly all kidney functioning cells are damaged, so kidneys can’t purify blood properly by removing waste products and toxins. In this case, some kidney replacement treatments or kidney repairing treatments are needed urgently to extend patients’ life expectancy.
Dialysis is one great breakthrough in medical technology, because it largely prolongs ESRD patients’ life span. It can not only filter out extra fluid but also eliminate metabolic wastes especially small molecular, so as to reduce the burden on kidneys. However, as for middle or large molecular wastes, dialysis isn’t so effective. Also, it can’t maintain electrolyte balance, prompt the formation of red blood cells and regulate blood pressure as well as healthy kidneys.
Just because of these shortages, the longer patients on dialysis, the weaker patients and lower kidney function.
Does dialysis damage kidneys?
From the above analysis, we can know even though dialysis itself doesn’t damage kidneys, its side effects and shortages make kidney function decrease gradually. Please, don’t be disappointed. At present, dialysis isn’t the only choice for kidney failure patients any more.
Alternative treatments to dialysis
For these patients, we currently have better treatment options such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, blood polluted therapy, etc. These therapies, compared with dialysis, can also help rebuild kidney normal structure and fix impaired kidney functioning cells, instead of only purifying blood. These treatments are suitable for different patients. If you want to get rid of dialysis, you can email your illness condition to firstname.lastname@example.org, so kidney experts here can determine which therapy is available for you.
For people on dialysis, protecting kidneys is still important, because it is the fundamental therapy to prevent your illness condition from worsening. Take good care of yourself.