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Does Dialysis Remove the Threat of Gout Attacks for Kidney Patients

2013-12-21 14:54

Does Dialysis Remove the Threat of Gout Attacks for Kidney PatientsGout is one complication of abnormal purine metabolism, and its incidence increases along with the decline of kidney function for kidney disease patients. Dialysis is one treatment that can help kidneys filter waste products out. Well then, does dialysis remove the threat of gout attacks?

To know the answer, the first step should be finding out the causes.

Generally speaking, gout is due to high uric acid levels in the blood. Uric acid is the terminal product of purine, and 70% of uric acid is excreted out by kidneys while 30% discharged out by intestinal and biliary tract. Normally, the formation of uric acid and its excretion maintain balance. Any factor that can affect its formation or excretion can cause the increase of uric acid level in the blood. Finally, gout occurs.

Does dialysis remove the threat of gout for kidney patients?

Dialysis, one method of blood purification, has two common types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis can help diseased kidneys eliminate small molecular substances, while uric acid along with creatinine and urea is small molecular. Therefore, dialysis indeed can help prevent gout from aggravating, it is unable to treat gout completely because it can do nothing to damaged kidneys.

Are there better treatments to deal with gout attacks for kidney failure patients?

To treat gout radically, increase of kidney function is a must. Polluted Blood Therapy is one treatment worth a try.

Compared with dialysis, polluted blood therapy focuses on not only cleansing blood but also recover haematogenous mechanism and clotting mechanism. Therefore, it can create a normal blood circulation, thus transporting enough nutrition and oxygen for impaired kidney cells.

Then, some herbal medicines which have the property of repairing damaged cells are used. With enough nutrition and increased self-curative ability, a part of kidney inherent cells can recover to work. Once kidneys can filter out uric acid completely, gout will be controlled from the root.

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