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How Long You Can Live on Kidney Dialysis

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How Long You Can Live on Kidney Dialysis Once Kidney Failure patients decide to undergo dialysis, surely they will have common question: how long can I live with kidney dialysis? If you have the similar anxiety and worry, follow me and you will find the answer. More surprising, you will find out the alternative Kidney Disease Treatments to dialysis.

Why do you need dialysis?

Dialysis is a replacement treatment which can help the damaged kidneys to work. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer maintain your body health completely. Usually, patients need dialysis when you develop end stage kidney failure which refers that you lose about 85% to 90% of kidney function and have GFR 15 or less.

What does dialysis do?

As the artificial kidney, dialysis can keep our body in balance by:

1. Removing extra wastes salt, water, etc to prevent them from building up in the body.

2. Keeping a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, like potassium, sodium, phosphorus, creatinine level, blood urea nitrogen and so on.

3. Help control blood pressure.

4. Earn the more time for kidney transplant.

How long can I live on kidney dialysis?

Average life expectancy on dialysis is 5-10 years, however, many patients have lived well on dialysis for 20 or even 30 years. Talk to your healthcare team about how to take care of yourself and stay healthy on dialysis.

Is there any risks to take dialysis?

Yes. Everything has two sides, so does dialysis. some patients may have a drop in their blood pressure. If this happens, you may feel sick to your stomach, vomit, have a headache or cramps.

What is the alternative treatment to dialysis?

In Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, more systemic and natural treatments are widely used to treat kidney disorders, like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Immunotherapy, Hot Compress Therapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath and so on. All these can be you the optimal choices rather than dialysis or kidney transplant. To know more details, do feel free to contact our Online Doctor directly or leave a message to renal-disease@hotmail.com

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