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Can People with 16% Kidney Function Avoid Dialysis


2013-09-05 15:35

Can People with 16% Kidney Function Avoid DialysisCan people with 16% kidney function avoid dialysis? Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in clinic is the most reliable indicator for kidney function. According to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. 16% kidney function or 16ml/min of GFR means patients’ illness condition is progressing from stage 4 to stage 5. This is a vital time to help patient avoid dialysis.

Kidney function and dialysis

Healthy kidneys are great excretory organs by cleansing blood, maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, and regulating blood pressure. If kidneys fail to work, the accumulation of waste products, imbalance of fluid and electrolyte, and increase of blood pressure will appear. Dialysis is therapy that can purify blood, even though it isn’t as effective as healthy kidneys.

It indicates patients’ condition has developed to kidney failure when their kidney function is less than 15%, and then doctors may recommend dialysis. 16% kidney function means the late stage 4 kidney disease. If progress continuously, patients may need to begin dialysis or do kidney transplant.

Can people with 16% kidney function avoid dialysis?

In this stage, a large part of kidney functioning cells are damaged, and some are necrotic. Fortunately, there are still some good functioning cells. At present, what we can do is to preserve the remaining kidney function and repair the damaged but not necrotic cells.

Through extending blood vessels, repairing glomerular basement membrane and increasing the self-curative ability, damaged kidney cells can recover to work gradually. As long as patients’ kidney function maintains stable and above 15%, patients whose kidney function is 16% at present can avoid dialysis successfully.

If you are bothered by your low kidney function and don’t want to live with dialysis, a treatment that can improve your kidney function is needed. Any difficult or question? Welcome to leave a message or send email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com, so we can find your question and give help timely.




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