How to Treat End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD)

End-stage kidney disease is the complete or almost complete failure of the kidneys to work. The kidneys remove waste and excess water from the body. This kind of kidney failure is permanent. It cannot be fixed. Most cases of ESRD are caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Some problems you are born with, some reactions to medicines, and some injuries can also cause ESRD.

What are the treatments for kidney failure?

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is performed by surgically placing a special, soft, hollow tube into the lower abdomen near the navel. After the tube is placed, a special solution called dialysate is instilled into the peritoneal cavity. The peritoneal cavity is the space in the abdomen that houses the organs and is lined by two special membrane layers called the peritoneum.

Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is usually performed several times a week and lasts for four to five hours.During haemodialysis the blood is treated by passing it through an artificial kidney.Plastic tubes connect you to the dialysis machine and, in order to provide a good blood flow, a fistula, or neckline, or other device will be necessary.Most patients will have a fistula constructed in the arm and this will require a brief admission to hospital. It is not usually a major procedure. It will be done under a general or local anaesthetic and the staff will explain the procedure to you.

Kidney transplant

The best treatment by far if it is suitable for you.Kidney transplants have revolutionised life for many people with kidney failure. Dialysis only keeps you OK – a successful transplant restores yourhealth.The precondition is that you need to find an appropriate kidney.

No dialysis

1.Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is an innovation of TCM, but applied externally. With the help of osmosis units, active ingredients of herbs can be penetrated into kidney lesion directly. During the course, patients just need to lie in bed comfortably. More importantly, it can not only help alleviate the symptoms but also restore kidney function.

2.Immunotherapy: It is an combination of blood purification technique, western medicine and Chinese medicine. As a systematic therapy, it usually consists of six steps, namely, an accurate diagnosis, immune blocking, immune clearance, immune tolerance, immune adjustment and immune protection. After a period of treatment, it can help correct the abnormal immune system and restore kidney function to some extent.

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