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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 Are Patients Supposed to Start Washing the Kidneys

2013-05-03 16:20

To patient who are just diagnosed with kidney disease:

When are patients supposed to start washing the kidneys? You may want to know the answer like others. This question means when people with kidney disease should start dialysis. For ordinary people, they also consider dialysis as washing the kidneys.

When is dialysis suggested?

Most often, you are suggested to start dialysis when your creatinine level is higher than 5.0mg/dl. However, this value changes with your specific condition. If high creatinine level is your only symptom, you don’t need dialysis even though your creatinine level is higher than this value, while you may need to start earlier with severe complications. In view of this, the exact time when you should begin washing your kidneys is decided by your own condition and treatment.

How to delay or avoid dialysis?

Keeping your condition from worsening and accepting prompt treatment to improve your kidney function is the most effective treatment to delay or even avoid dialysis.

Making a healthy diet and controlling complications timely can help keep kidneys from deteriorating. Low salt, protein and fat, more vegetables and fruits are basic requirements for your diet. Of course, many other tips are also worth noticing according to your specific condition. As for complications especially high blood pressure, it is a big risk for the deterioration of your condition. If your high blood pressure can’t be lowered with the medicines, you can tell the kidney experts online so that they can help you make a treatment plan.

What’s more, taking some kidney repairing treatment is the key to reverse your kidney disease. At present, there are mainly three treatments that can help you achieve this treatment effect: blood purification, Immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. The earlier you accept the correct treatment, the better your overall health.

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