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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.

Can People with 7% Kidney Function Avoid Dialysis

2013-08-09 14:12

Can People with 7% Kidney Function Avoid DialysisGlomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the most accurate test to show the level of kidney function. 7% kidney function means patients’ GFR is about 7ml/min. In this condition, most of patients may be offered to begin dialysis or have already started dialysis. However, can people with 7% kidney function avoid dialysis?

What does 7% kidney function mean?

GFR is taken to reflect how much blood is purified by kidney every minute. According to GFR values, kidney disease is divided into five stages. When patients’ GFR declines to 15% or less, it indicates patients’ condition has aggravated to end stage or stage 5. The value of GFR is almost same with the value of kidney function. 7% kidney function is so lower than 15% that reveals advanced kidney disease.

Why are people with 7% kidney function recommended to begin dialysis?

Because these patients’ kidneys are damaged severely, the kidney filters, glomeruli, can’t eliminate waste products and excess water from the body adequately. Without any kidney repair or replacement therapy, harmful substances such as creatinine and BUN will build up in different organs to cause damage via blood circulation. Over time, the deposition may even cause death. This is why doctors suggest these patients to begin dialysis as soon as possible.

Can people with 7% kidney function avoid dialysis?

Since they still have certain kidney function, dialysis shouldn’t be the only solution. Immunotherapy gives them a new hope. With the combination of blood purification methods and herbal remedies, Immunotherapy can both cleanse blood thoroughly and repair part of kidney functioning cells as many as possible. Here, one thing needs to note is that not all of damaged kidney cells can be repaired again. Only the damaged but not necrotic cells can be alive.

Please, don’t worry. As long as your kidney function rises to more than 15% and keeps stable, you can get rid of dialysis successfully. Hopefully, you can be the next one to live without dialysis.

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