For patient who is in the end stage of kidney failure, his doctor will recommended him to take dialysis, Which is an effective way to prolong patient’s lifetime. While patient who is having dialysis may have this curiosity: when does dialysis stop working?
When does dialysis stop working?
Dialysis is very necessary for patient with end stage kidney disease, because the rate of waste accumulation is much faster than the remaining kidney function’s ability of waste elimination.
Dialysis is just a kidney replacement therapy, but it does not help improve kidney function, and kidney failure can not be cured, so patient’s kidney function will still aggravate gradually, and patient will need dialysis more frequently. On the other hand, patient will have more complications, and they will become more severer, which are suffering for patient and can case death in the end.
Besides, dialysis can also cause many side effects, and that can also lead to many suffering experiences to patient, like nausea and vomiting, muscle cramp, itching, low blood pressure, etc. Besides, heart problems often appear in patient who is accepting dialysis, which can also cause death.
Thereby, dialysis will stop working when patient’s complications are too severe, and it may also cause death if it has not been managed appropriately. Besides, the suffering experiences are often the reason for patient quiting dialysis.
How long will patient live once he gives up dialysis?
For patient who want to stop dialysis, this may be the most concerned aspect for him.
In fact, that depends on many factors, and the survival time for patient who gives up dialysis may be different from several days to several weeks. And it is said the average survival time for patient who gives up dialysis is about ten days.
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