Why Can Some Kidney Failure Patients Stop Dialysis
In fact, among kidney patients, not all of them have simple and slow process of kidney inflammation. Acute kidney damage is common and can lead to uremia in severe cases. Under such a condition, dialysis can be stopped.
The kidney is a fragile organ. Any unhealthy factor may cause kidney damage. For example, influenza, sore throat, diarrhea, frequent urination and other infectious factors, a large number of sweating, sauna, fever and other dehydration factors, cold drugs, antibiotics, gastric drugs and other drug-induced kidney damage, as well as hypertension, fatigue, lupus and so on. The acute kidney damage caused by these factors is reversible. After relieving the acute factors and giving supportive treatment, renal function can be restored.
If patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), especially those with renal failure whose creatinine is beyond the limit, such as those with creatinine between 300 and 600 umol/L, encounter these kidney injury factors, the urine may suddenly drop below 200 ml per day, or almost no urine; the serum creatinine may rise several hundred units in a short time, to seven or eight hundred or more, and the complications will suddenly worsen. At this time, temporary dialysis is often needed to remove acute factors and alleviate complications.
After the recovery of renal function, dialysis can be stopped, drug therapy can be re-used to improve the condition or delay the progress of renal function.
It should be noted here that temporary dialysis is not permanent dialysis. If we do not realize the acute progress, but take long-term dialysis, the original good kidney function will gradually be impaired.
When can dialysis be stopped for patients with temporary dialysis due to acute progression?
When the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is restored to more than 5 ml/min, the dialysis frequency could be reduced and three dialysis times a week is no longer necessary.
When GFR is restores to more than 8 ml/min, dialysis can be temporarily stopped to observe the subsequent changes in renal function.
Finally, GFR is the main reference index, but it is not the only standard. It also needs to be considered comprehensively according to cardiac function, electrolyte, carbon dioxide binding capacity and so on to see if dialysis can be stopped.
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