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What To Do to Hold off Dialysis with Diabetic Kidney Problem

Posted:by liubei  Time:2015-07-16 15:32

Topics: Kidney Failure Treatment Dialysis Diabetic Nephropathy Treatment

Details: Hi, my dad is diabetic and his kidneys are going bad. So what he can do to hold off on dialysis as long as possible?

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Hi, as for your question, what can your dad who has bad kidney due to Diabetes to do to hold off dialysis, you can find answer below.

1. What is dialysis used for in cases of diabetic kidney problem?

Dialysis is required because it can replace damaged kidneys to keep blood clean. Our kidney serves us as a filter. It filters blood and during this process, it remove wastes and unwanted fluid out of the body as urine. In cases of diabetic kidney problem, kidney function is impaired due to high blood sugar and under such a condition, blood can not be cleaned timely. Polluted blood is very dangerous and may damage any part of our body, so dialysis is required.

2. When is dialysis needed for people with diabetic kidney problem?

Kidney is of great compensatory function, which means when kidney is damaged mildly, it still can help us maintain the normal life activity. That is why people with kidney problem in early stage experience no symptoms.

Dialysis is usually required when residual kidney function is not effective enough to help us maintain normal life activity. In cases of diabetic kidney disease, due to high blood sugar, sufferers need to start dialysis earlier and generally, dialysis is suggested when their serum creatinine level is as high as 5.

From the above introduction, you must know if you dad want to hold off dialysis successfully, he needs to protect his residual kidney function, which needs him:

-control his blood sugar in normal range, so as to avoid further harm on kidney

-protect residual kidney tissues, which helps to slow down or stop illness progression.

-repair mildly injured kidney tissues. This not only helps to hold off dialysis, but also helps to reverse illness condition.

-make sure what he eats everyday are good for his kidney as well as tight control of blood sugar.

For your father’s case, I suggest you send his test report to: Our nephrologist will help to analyze it and then give specific treatment advice.

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