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Hi, my grandfather is suffering from kidney disease. His creatinine level has reached 8.9 today. A homeopathy treatment or dialysis? Please suggest.

Hi, my grandfather is suffering from kidney disease. His creatinine level has reached 8.9 today. A homeopathy treatment or dialysis? Please suggest.

Dialysis,,: I don't know what homeopathic treatments there are, but if he wants to live, a man with a creatinine like that should get dialysis asap. This means that there are build- ups of waste products in his body which affect its function, so get him there as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Is their other treatment other than dialysis and transplant for chronic kidney disease ? At stage 4 ..... Is there medication available to repair ?

Is their other treatment other than dialysis and transplant for chronic kidney disease ? At stage 4 .....  Is there medication available to repair ?

Treatment of CKD: At ckd stage 4, you do not need dialysis at present. If you ckd progresses to end stage renal disease, you will need to start on dialysis or have a transplant. You do not list that you have diabetes or hypertension, if the cause of your ckd is polycystic kidney disease, not much can be done for your decline into higher stages of ckd. Your nephrologist is the one to speak to about your prognosis. ...Read more

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Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?

Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?

Dialysis: It is a form or kidney replacement therapy. It is not a cure. Once a person starts on dialysis, the chances that their kidneys will ever start to work again ar pretty slim (there are some exceptions, however). The added caveat here, is that while dialysis can prolong life, it can never completely replace a good functioning kidney and it is a major life change. ...Read more

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Is dialysis a true cure for kidney failure?

Is dialysis a true cure for kidney failure?

No: Dialysis is a way of filtering out the wastes cummulated in the blood, and renders temporary relief. Successful kidney transplant can only be a long-term cure for chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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What is dialysis and how is it used to treat kidney failure?

What is dialysis and how is it used to treat kidney failure?

Dialysis: The process of dialysis is to take blood out of a patient who has kidney failure and send that blood through a dialysis machine. Inside the machine, blood is filtered, somewhat like a normal kidney but much less effiiciently taking out waster and water that has accumulated in the blood. The processed blood is then returned to the patient. Typically, dialysis takes place for 4 hrs 3 days/wk. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute kidney failure?

What is the treatment for acute kidney failure?

Treating the cause: Causes are a wide array of possibilities. Based on the diagnosis the doctor will treat the cause. Also, the kidneys will sometimes need support with dialysis until the case recovers. Otherwise, the doctor will fill in for the kidneys in their relative absence from the job e.g. Adjusts electrolytes, hemoglobin, acidosis, blood pressure, edema until the kidneys return to duty and take over. ...Read more

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How long can you live after kidney failure if you receive no treatment?

How long can you live after kidney failure if you receive no treatment?

Hard to answer: A lot would depend if any residual kidney function exists, and the disease acuity. Dialysis is only one of the options available for kidney failure; but lately, a huge emphasis is being put on non-dialytic management of kidney failure. This is called maximal conservative care. Hence, you could still treat some complications of kidney failure medically, and possibly improve mortality. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live after kidney failure if you recieve no treatment?

It depends on urine: If patient passes no urine at all, the longevity is very short (ie, days). If patient makes urine output, then it depends on 2 factors, the quality and quantity of urine output. The general range is few to several months. Your doctor is in better position to give you a better estimate. However, we only judge from previous precedents. Everyone's different. There is a higher power that decides death. ...Read more

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My dads 70 & has stage 3 kidney failure but refuses any treatment. How long can I expect him 2 live like this?

My dads 70 & has stage 3 kidney failure but refuses any treatment.  How long can I expect him 2 live like this?

Needs information.: Tell your dad we consider him relatively young. He might fear the idea of a dialysis machine. He needs an evaluation by a kidney specialist (nephrologist); dialysis, if it's ever needed, need not require a machine. A safer method, performed at home by the patient, has proven effective, freeing the patient from the need to go to a center. Have him see the doctor. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more