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What can CKD stage 5 tell?




What is CKD stage 5?

CKD stage 5 is the last and the most severe stage of kidney disease. We can also call it End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). A person with stage 5 chronic kidney disease has ESRD with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 15 ml/min or less. At this advanced stage of kidney disease, the kidneys have lost nearly all their ability to do their job effectively, and in many countries, dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to live.

What are the possible symptoms and complications of CKD stage 5?

Loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, headaches, being tired, being unable to concentrate, itching, making little or no urine, swelling (especially around the eyes and ankles), muscle cramps, tingling in hands or feet, changes in skin color, increased skin pigmentation, high blood pressure, anemia, high creatinine level, etc.

What are other treatment options for CKD stage 5?

Though dialysis is unable to treat any kinds of kidney diseases, but sometimes it is necessary. In China, if patients with CKD stage 5 still have some certain urine output, which indicates there still has blood flow in the kidneys, then kidney transplant will not be the last choice.

Blood Purification

There must be many kinds of toxins in stage 5 CKD patients' body. In order to enhance the efficacy of medicines, a clean inner environment must be created. While dialysis can only help eliminate creatinine, BUN, uric acid and other small molecular substances, as to other medium molecular and macromolecular materials, dialysis is unable to deal with. Other blood purification techniques include plasma exchange, immune adsorption, hemofiltration, blood perfusion and so on. The proper one will be chosen according to the types of toxins in the body.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

If your CKD is caused by Diabetes, high blood pressure, infections or hereditary disease like PKD, then experts will recommend Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. The purpose of this treatment is to repair the kidney damage and improve kidney function.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is based on Chinese herbal medicines but different from traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Here, Chinese herbs are shattered into powder and packaged in a sack. When used, the sack should be soaked in the special penetrant for around two hours and then be heated for one hour or so. After all is ready, patients just need to lie in bed with two sacks attached to renal regions. The sacks are connected with an osmosis device, the mechanism of which is to promote permeation of medicine by vibration indirectly controlled by electron pulse. In this way, the ingredients of Chinese herbal medicine can efficiently permeate into the renal lesions, realizing the goal of treating kidney disease effectively. Patients would feel massaged during the treatment, very comfortable.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can play the following functions: anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, extending blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis and providing nutrition for damaged kidneys.

Immunotherapy

If your CKD is caused by autoimmune disease like IgA Nephropathy, Lupus Nephropathy, Purpura Nephropathy, then Immunotherapy will be recommended. The final purpose of Immunotherapy is to adjust the immune system and improve immunity. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is included in Immunotherapy, but certain Chinese herbal medicine are used to eliminate the immune complexes depositing on kidneys through degradation; some are used to adjust immune system by eliminating pathogenic factor and supporting genuine Qi.

If you still have some certain amount of urine output and you have a Confident Faith to avoid kidney transplant and dialysis, please start to save your own kidneys. If having any follow-up questions, you are welcomed to leave us a message or send us an email to ckdstage@hotmail.com, we are glad to help.

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