Do You Have to Be on Dialysis All Your Life Once You Start
Dialysis takes over a part of renal function to filter waste products and extra fluid from body. Do you have to be on dialysis all your life once you start? In this article, you will find out the answer.
In some cases, dialysis may be a temporary way.
When your kidney function gets restored, dialysis can be stopped. For example, when acute kidney failure gets improved after treatment. In some cases of acute kidney failure, dialysis may take only a short time to improve the kidney condition.
In chronic Kidney Failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD), your kidneys do not get better, and then you need dialysis for life, unless you can do kidney transplant.
How long does dialysis last?
The dialysis time depends on many factors.
-Residual renal function
-Fluid retention during two dialysis intervals
-The amount of waste products in your body
-The types of artificial kidney used.
Typically each hemodialysis session lasts about four hours and is performed three times a week.
A type of hemodialysis called high-flux dialysis can take less time. You can take to your doctor and see if it suits you.
Does dialysis help treat kidney disease?
No. Dialysis can do some of the work of healthy kidneys, but it can not cure your kidney disease. Unless you can get a kidney transplant, you’ll need dialysis for life. But in fact, you can combine other treatment to reduce the side effects of dialysis and promote living quality. For example, Nine-Kind Therapy can be used to treat kidney failure. This treatment is composed of 9 kinds of therapies, which can work together to increase urination, make you sweat and improve your bowel movement so as to eliminate excess substances from the blood. It can also improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so as to improve renal ischemia and anoxia. Moreover, it can provide the damaged kidneys with enough essential elements to speed up kidney recovery. After short-term treatment, symptoms such as weakness, nausea, vomiting, swelling, headache, muscle cramp, and so on will get relieved. After long-term treatment, your kidney condition will get improved, and then you can reduce dialysis frequency or even get rid of it.
Do you have to be on dialysis all your life once you start? Usually, but not always. If you do not want to do dialysis for lifelong, you should start treatment as early as possible.
***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***