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What are the Pros and Cons of Dialysis

2013-01-16 17:07

Pros and Cons of DialysisDialysis is a very common treatment for kidney disease patients, and no one wants to undergo it, but sometimes, dialysis is a must. What are the pros and cons of dialysis, now we will help you know more about dialysis.

The pros of dialysis

When your kidneys fail, harmful wastes and excess water build up in your body, at this time, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells, many complications may appear, and some of them even can be life-threatening. So one pros of dialysis is that dialysis can replace the work of your failed kidneys to help remove the excess fluid and toxins out of body, which makes you alive. You will feel better than you would without it. More energy, although not as much as you did before your kidneys failed. You are prolonging your life for at least a few months to even several years.

Other pros of dialysis include: dialysis is a good short-term solution, until you can find a donor kidney or you can be treated by Chinese herbal medicines; you don’t need to wait for up to 3 years for a kidney off the transplant list; peritoneal dialysis is neat and convenient, you don’t need to go to a hospital 3-4 times a week for up to 6-8 hours, it can be done in the comfort of your own home while you are asleep.

The cons of dialysis

For Renal Failure Patients, Dialysis Is Not A Long Plan for The Future. Dialysis can not be done forever, it is not a long-term solution. As a matter of fact, the kidney function keeps declining with long-term of dialysis, patients may notice the decreased urine output, and this is the evidence. Dialysis can be very time-consuming, it is a change in lifestyle since you spend about 12 hours a week dialyzing. Your diet changes entirely and you will always be at risk for infections and dialysis complications. So starting dialysis will not improve the quality of life.

According to the pros and cons of dialysis, we do believe dialysis can not treat kidney disease from the root even though it is a must sometimes. Do you know What Creatinine Level Is for Dialysis? Chinese herbal medicines are used to help Kidney Failure patients repair the kidney damage and enhance kidney function, which helps them avoid or get rid of dialysis. If you still have any follow-up questions about dialysis, don’t worry, we will always be here helping you.

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