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Alternatives to Dialysis in Elderly Patients

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-01-31 08:16

 

Alternatives to Dialysis in Elderly PatientsChronic Kidney Disease (CKD) usually progresses slowly so that many renal patients don’t find their illness condition aggravates into kidney failure until old age. No one wants to live with the cold machine, so they ask whether there are natural alternatives to dialysis for elderly patients.

Fortunately, the answer is yes. Some methods indeed can help replace dialysis to maintain elderly renal patients’ life. However, different treatments are suitable for different patients. If you also have this problem, ask the doctor online to help you choose one right treatment.

1. Blood Purification Therapy

Compared with dialysis, blood purification therapy can help cleanse the blood more completely. With the help of immune adsorption, plasma exchange, CRRT, hemofiltration, etc, blood purification can eliminate but only small molecular substances but also moderate and large molecular substances. Therefore, they can make elderly patients live easier.

2. Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy

Hot compress therapy contains three steps: cleansing blood, protecting remaining kidney functioning cells and prompting the regeneration of damaged kidney cells. During the treatments, oral Chinese medicine, external application Chinese medicine, enema therapy, Medicated Bath, acupuncture, stem cells, and many other auxiliary remedies may be used, according to patients’ illness condition. Different from dialysis, hot compress therapy focuses on improving kidney function and helping patients get rid of dialysis.

3. Polluted Blood Therapy

The basic therapeutic principle of Polluted Blood Therapy is to cleanse the blood before treating kidney disease. According to some kidney experts, kidney disease is caused by harmful substances in the blood. Only if blood circulation recovers to normal, can kidney disease be treated from the root.

From the above analysis, we can know all of these remedies have their only characteristics and therapeutic effects. Never take any treatment plan without doctor’s guidance.

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