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Who Is Hemodialysis Contraindicated for

Who Is Hemodialysis Contraindicated forHemodialysis is one life-prolong treatment option for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). However, this doesn’t mean all kidney failure patients can accept hemodialysis. Well then, who is hemodialysis contraindicated for?

The function of hemodialysis

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are two types of dialysis treatments. Hemodialysis can draw patients’ blood into dialyzer. Then, extra waste products, toxins and fluid can be eliminated out of the body. Then, the purified blood will come back to the body. This process just replaces the main kidney function to achieve the purification of blood.

However, this type of dialysis may cause some side effects and is unable to be as effective as healthy kidneys. To be responsible for patients’ safety, they should make clear the contraindications for hemodialysis patients.

What are contraindications for these patients?

As introduced by doctors in hemodialysis center, patients who have the following conditions should choose other kidney replacement therapy.

- Pulmonary edema or heart failure caused by severe myocardial lesions

- Serious arrhythmia

- Severe bleeding tendency or cerebral hemorrhage

- Malignant advanced tumor

- Shock or hypotension (systolic pressure < 80mmHg)

- Mental disease or patients or their family members refusing dialysis

- Extreme failure or terminal-stage patients

If patients have the above problems, they are suggested to take conservative therapies. These therapies can help improve patients’ health condition and prolong their life quality.

Alternative therapies to hemodialysis for kidney failure patients

If patients still have urine and certain kidney function, they can try some natural therapies to repair their damaged kidneys and prevent hemodialysis. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Clear Blood Pollution Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, and so on, are helpful to save patients’ kidneys.

To determine which therapy is suitable for patients with end stage kidney failure, patients should can ask help from the online service.

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