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Is There Another Option for CKD Stage 5 Other Than Dialysis

Posted: by zhaoshaoning      Time: 2014-03-11 10:39

Topics: CKD Dialysis

Details: My mother in law has CKD Stage 5 with diabetes for 12 years. Her creatinine level is 6.1, and she also has small amounts of protein. But she refuses dialysis. Is there another option for CKD Stage 5 other than dialysis?

Expert Answer

With CKD Stage 5, the biggest problem for patients is that their kidneys can’t filter enough blood every minute. That is to say, their kidney function is too low. To maintain these patients’ life expectancy, dialysis is used commonly, because it can help do some of kidney basic work. This includes filtering out small molecular waste products, maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance and regulating blood pressure. However, it may cause side effects and complications easily.

Then, a lot of patients with CKD Stage 5 are eager to find out some alternative treatments, so we can deeply understand your desire. Fortunately, there are indeed some treatments that can help kidney patients get rid of dialysis.

- CRRT and hemoperfusion: Different from dialysis, both of these two treatments can help filter out not only small molecular but also moderate and large molecular substances. Besides, they are good at protecting remaining kidney function and maintaining the balance of hemodynamics, so as to prevent low blood pressure and other complications associated with dialysis imbalance syndrome.

- Clear Blood Pollution Therapy: This therapy is able to normalize blood circulation and repair damaged kidney cells. As time goes on, more and more blood can flow through kidneys, so kidney function level increases obviously.

Different treatments suit different patients. If you are interested about these treatments, you can consult our online doctor or send email to We can share more about these treatments with you.

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