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What Percentage Of Kidney Function Requires Dialysis

What Percentage Of Kidney Function Requires DialysisWhat percentage of kidney function requires dialysis? Many patients may be curious about this aspect, and this article contains some informations about it.

What is dialysis?

Dialysis is a renal replacement therapy, and it can help patients remove the accumulated wases and toxins out of their blood, which is completed through dialysis machine.

What percentage of kidney function requires dialysis?

In fact, dialysis is a therapy which is used to prolong the lifetime of patients who have severe kidney failure, and when the kidney function has dropped to 15% or less, patients may be recommended to have dialysis.

But when to accept dialysis is also determined by patients’ condition. If patients have severe systems like nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, itching, drowsiness, etc, and with the lab tests, patients can be decided when to have dialysis with their doctor’s help.

While for patients who have no obvious symptoms, they may need to wait a little longer. Chronic kidney failure often happens slowly, and some patients may not know how bad they feel until they have taken dialysis. While patients are recommended to be ready for dialysis when they are in stage 4, because it is hard to prolong patients’ lifetime when they are in a severe condition.

Can my kidneys become better after I take dialysis?

Dialysis is a renal replacement therapy. It can help patients remove the wastes in their blood, but it can not provide any help for the recovery of kidney function.

In fact, in the process of dialysis, patients’ kidneys will be leaved unused. While in the period that blood does not flow through kidney, it can als damage kidney. Thereby, patients’ kidney damage will also be aggravated gradually. And patients’ will have to accept kidney transplant in the end.

Thereby, even though dialysis is a effective method to prolong patients’ lifetime, it can not stop the progression of kidney failure. And patients should take effective measures to improve their kidney function if they have kidney failure, rather than waiting for dialysis. Besides, if you need any help, you can also consult our online experts, and we are glad to help you.

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