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Treatment for CKD Stage 5 Apart from Dialysis

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2014-08-02 09:10

Topics: CKD Dialysis Stage 5 CKD

Details: My doctor told me I have Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5. I have heard that dialysis is one treatment for CKD Stage 5 patients, but I want to take other treatments apart from dialysis. Are there?

Expert Answer

Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 is also called kidney failure. In this stage, kidney function or GFR is less than 15%, so some other treatments to replace or help impaired kidneys to work. Dialysis is indeed the most common method to maintain these patients’ basic life.

For patients with CKD Stage 5, some of them can live without dialysis, but some others may have to begin dialysis as soon as possible unless they have got matched kidney donor. What affects this? Emergent kidney disease complications, kidney function level and the amount of urine output all determine the time to begin dialysis.

If you don’t have life-threatening complications and you still have urine, it means you still have chance to avoid dialysis treatments. Otherwise, you had better start dialysis earlier.

At present, several treatment options including Clear Blood Pollution Therapy, Immunotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are helpful to treat Stage 5 CKD as the alternative treatments to dialysis.

The personal treatment suggestion should depend on patients’ illness condition, so you should tell the online doctor more about your condition.

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