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Plasma Exchange for Renal Disease

2013-04-27 15:15

Plasma Exchange, renal diseaseCompared to dialysis treatment, plasma exchange can help people with renal disease clean the blood more effectively, but not every country has this kind of blood purification technique. Here we will introduce how plasma exchange helps people with renal disease.

Plasma exchange is a therapeutic procedure used to treat a variety of diseases through the bulk removal of plasma. The application of plasma exchange in the field of treating renal disease can be a breakthrough, which help people with renal disease clean blood well and improve the efficacy of medicines. When the kidneys are failed to work normally, waste products and varies of toxins will build up in the blood. Dialysis will be recommended commonly once the toxins cause some obvious symptoms. But the fact is that dialysis can only eliminate some small molecular substances like creatinine, BUN, uric acid, etc, as to others, dialysis is unable to deal with. The types of toxins in the blood need to be detected by immune diagnosis. Then what kinds of substances can plasma exchange help eliminate?

Plasma exchange can help renal disease patients eliminate immune complexes, antibody like Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), antiglomerular basement membrane antibod (AGMBA), and Fat toxic substances like APOAI and low density lipoprotein. 95% of renal diseases belong to autoimmune diseases-conditions that occur when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Plasma exchange is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as Lupus Nephritis, Purpura Nephritis, IgA Nephropathy and some types of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Because of its good treatment effect, it is relatively expensive to take plasma exchange for renal disease patients. In addition to hemodialysis and plasma exchange, other blood purification techniques include hemofiltration, immune adsorption, blood perfusion and so on. The proper one will be chosen according to the types of toxins in the blood. Do you have a clear understanding about the types of toxins in your blood?

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