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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

When Do I Start Dialysis

2014-08-15 08:05

When Do I Start DialysisWhen do you start dialysis is determined by many factors. You may want to have a say in this decision, or you may simply want to follow your doctor’s recommendation. Either way, this information will help you understand what your choices are so that you can talk to your doctor about them.

Time to take dialysis

As mentioned above, deciding when to start dialysis can be confusing. At a certain point in Chronic Kidney Disease, you may need to have dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. This stage is called Kidney Failure.

You reach it if you have constant fluid buildup and symptoms of too much creatinine and other wastes in your blood and uncontrolled high blood pressure.

You also have it if a measure of your kidney function (glomerular filtration rate, or GFR) falls too low, normally less than 15ml/min. These are just guidelines. You and your doctor may decide to start dialysis before these problems are happening to you.

Other things to consider

Except for the above aspects, you will also consider:

- Your age.

- Your health aside from your kidney failure.

- How you feel—if you have the energy to do your daily activities.

- Your ability to make lifestyle changes and to commit time to dialysis.

My recommendation

As everyone knows, dialysis will not only brings the patients benefits but also some sufferings. During the process, they may experience many discomforts such as headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps and sleep disorders, etc. Some of them even cannot bear it. What’s more, dialysis is just a kidney replacement way and cannot solve the underlying problem.

Here I recommend you to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is based on Traditional Chinese Medicines. It is to treat kidney disease by repairing the renal intrinsic cells so as to improve your kidney function instead of relieving symptoms. This therapy has been widely used in China and has helped many patients improve their life quality and even saved some patients’ lives. So, I hope this therapy can also help you. If you want to know more about our hospital or our new therapies, you can leave a message below or contact our doctors online directly.

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