Q: My brother is now undergoing peritoneal dialysis and needs to do it 4x a day. But, sometimes we can’t provide the solution everyday due to financial matters. I want to know if this matter could not bring him bad effects and how to reduce the times of peritoneal dialysis safely.
A: Peritoneal dialysis is one alternative treatment to hemodialysis for people with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Compared with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis have some advantages, including:
- Protect the residual kidney function better
- Control blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular diseases
- Patients have a relatively higher life quality
- Help ease renal anemia
- Reduce the risk of blood infection
However, peritoneal dialysis can cause damage to peritoneum, so it is necessary to reduce the times of peritoneal dialysis safely. To achieve this, the level of kidney function should be increased. When patients’ kidney function level increases to 15%, they can get rid of or at least reduce the times of peritoneal dialysis successfully.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is just such one treatment that can increase the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells and protect the residual kidney function. Until now, quite a number of patients have used this therapy to say goodbye to dialysis or reduce the frequency of dialysis treatment.