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Stage 5 CKD Due to Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Could I Refuse Dialysis

2018-04-09 13:39

Stage 5 CKD Due to Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Could I Refuse DialysisPatient: I have stage 5 CKD due to uncontrolled high blood pressure. Creatinine level is currently 4.77 not on dialysis. Could I refuse dialysis?

Doctor: Hello, glad to help. Provided the renal function (or GFR) is more than 15%, dialysis can be avoided. Additionally, whether you should start dialysis completely depends on your physical situation. In fact, if you can take the valid treatment timely to recover kidney function, dialysis can be avoided successfully. Any symptoms now? Like foamy urine, swelling, fatigue, back pain, anemia, itching, etc?

Patient: Yes anemia. There was a time when I had constant pain in back almost unbearable, then just stopped. Some minor not so much pain but a sensation like movement trying to break down some thing. Some itch comes and goes not often though. Also have foamy urine.

Doctor: Got it. These are common symptoms of kidney disease, which in turn will quicken the process of kidney problem. So that, please control them well. What is your blood pressure?

Patient: How? I have take several medicines, but they does not show good results. PS. My blood pressure is 100/160 now. I do not know how to make it return to the normal as well.

Doctor: I see. I’d like to send you more related information and possible alternative treatment advice to reduce high creatinine level and improve the kidney function and also drop down the blood pressure. What is your email address or phone number for us to send the details to you?

Patient: What is your phone? And how long would I receive your reply?

Doctor: +8618395615012, it is also my whatsapp. And I will contact you within 24h.

Patient: OK. Thank you in advance for any information your will give me.

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