Many kidney disease patients think that dialysis or kidney transplant will become their only choice when condition develops stage 4 kidney failure, but here we will say it is wrong. Now follow us to learn about an alternative to dialysis for stage 4 kidney failure. If you have any questions about yourself or our therapies, please ask our ONLINE DOCTOR directly for free.
Stage 4 kidney failure is the second advanced stage of kidney disease and it means the severe reduction in kidney function. A person at this stage has a severe decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) level to 15-29ml/min. Because the kidneys are unable to work normally, if there are some obvious symptoms or complications, dialysis will be used to replace kidneys to play functions.
Alternative to dialysis for stage 4 kidney failure
As a matter of fact, dialysis is only one of the blood purification techniques. Dialysis treatment can only help kidney disease patients remove the micromolecular toxins like creatinine, BUN, uric acid, etc. However, there must be some other middle molecular and macromolecular toxins in patients’blood. Well, dialysis treatment is unable to remove these substances out of body.
Other blood purification techniques like plasma exchange, immune adsorption, hemofiltration, blood perfusion, etc can be alternative to dialysis for stage 4 kidney failure. The proper one technique will be chosen according to the type of toxins in the body. In that case, a clean inner environment can be created.
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