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The Chronic Renal Disease And the Reasonable Treatment

2018-07-17 10:49

Chronic Renal Disease (CRD) is the common kidney disease to most kidney patients, when they get the CRD,they should accetp the treatment in time, at present the western medicine therapy is generally the dialysis and kidney transplant.

Treatment for CRD includes dialysis and kidney transplant after progression to Stage 4. There are five stages to kidney failure. Stage 5 is officially called End Stage Renal

Disease (ESRD). Individuals at this stage have less than 10% kidney function,that means their kidney cannot work normally to discharge the toxins from their blood, then more and more toxins and wastes deposit in the blood to affect their internal circumstance and lead to more complications.They have to depend on the dialysis treatment to discharge the toxins from blood and will not survive without it. Dialysis may begin at Stage 3 if it is believed that may be helpful to patient’s kidney condition.Through and into stage three one should make every attempt to live with kidney as friendly as possible to fight dysfunction and complete loss.

Renal failure is not generally a reversible condition. Indeed the causes of the disease are at times never known. Through statistics certain factors have been ascertained. One of these is that races of darker complexion are more prone. Another higher risk group are those with diabetes, the two diseases often go hand-in-hand. A third at risk group to consider is the elderly. There are also genetic factors that contribute.

This post is concerned with the basics of dialysis modalities and transplantation. There are two modalities of dialysis, each with optional regimens to better meet patient needs. These are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. The following will discuss the basics of these treatments. There is no official cure for CRD or ESRD.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) involves having a catheter placed in the stomach into the peritoneal cavity. Dialysate solution fills the cavity and goes through a 'dwelling' period wherein the wastes are pulled through into the solution. The solution is then drained into a bag or through tubing into a drainage method (sink, toilet, etc.). Automated PD is done by machine typically during the night while the patient sleeps.

Continuous ambulatory is done throughout the day without a machine by being gravity fed. Dialysate solution is hung from IV pole (or placed above the PD catheter. Furthermore it is done at home and can even be done on the go. There is increased risk of infection, as such a sterile environment is essential. Both PD methods are preferred because they can be done at home. Also preferred because evidence shows this treatment is less harsh on the body and will allow patients healthier and more prolonged life than hemodialysis.


Hemodialysis uses catheters grafts, or fistula's and involves blood and needles (catheters do not use needles). Catheters should be temporary while a fistula develops as they are easily infected. Various considerations determine whether a graft or fistula would be best. Both work by connecting an artery and vein which increases the size of the vessels in the area allowing access to 14* gauge needles. The fistula works by enlarging the vascular system in an area to permit the access of the needle gauge size. Fistula's have needles pierced directly through the skin. Grafts are the insertion of a self sealing component in which the needles are inserted.

*Actual gauge varies by patient. Smaller gauges mean larger needles. Dialysis needles may be sharp or blunt. With a fistula, the constant piercing of skin over the same spot creates a channel in which eventually a blunt needle may be inserted. This is obviously accompanied with a whole set of risks in itself. Grafts rely on sharp needles to pierce through the sealing component.

Another fistula technique is referred to as a laddering. This is where sharp needles are relied upon. Instead of creating a channel for blunt needle use, the patient or dialysis technician places the needles a little above the last insertion site. each treatment until beginning again at the bottom 'rung of the ladder'.

There are two options for hemodialysis. The most common of these is in-center dialysis. A patient goes to treatment three times a week for three to five hours and treatment is handled by a dialysis technician. This is the worst method as it is most harsh on the body. Another method- finally gaining popularity and favor in the United States- is home hemodialysis. Often patients require a volunteer partner to assist them. Must find willing partner, not a paid position or done by in-home care worker. Less harsh than in-center because a patient generally runs five to six days a week for two to three hours at a time.

Transplant Basics

If you reach the stage of requiring dialysis it is most likely you will eventually require a transplant as dialysis is only buying you time. The length of time it takes to receive a transplant is growing ever longer. Transplant is the best option. Aside from needing immunosuppressants for the duration of the kidney there are other risk factors to consider. There is increased risk for cancers, flu, pneumonia, and other general illnesses.

Recovery is fairly quick and quite manageable.

Most likely matches for a patient are family. The closer the relation the better the chance for a match. Other programs have been devised that work much like a 'donor swap'. This is where one patient has people listed willing to donate that do not match the patient themselves. Potential donors are cross referenced with other patients potential donors and efforts are made to bring these patients and donors together. Thus, both patients benefit simultaneously.

Curiously enough if an individual opts for transplant after three years time they are considered cured. Despite the fact that immunosuppressant medications are required to keep the transplanted kidney functioning. If insurance is lost after three years then one must devise a way to pay for the necessary medications. Transplant is not always the rebound to life hoped. Granted, in nearly every case it is the better alternative to dialysis. Then after the kidney patients have accepted the kidney transplant and have get rid of dialysis with the new kidney, but in the rest of their life they have to take the anti-rejection medicines for the rest of their life time,.then i suggest them to consider another natural treatment in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine ,that can help them avoid the dialysis and kidney transplant if they accept the natural treatment in the early stage of kidney disease, if you want to know more about that please contact us through the following message:

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