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    Is Dialysis Needed For GFR 42

    2014-04-18 02:37| Font Size A A A

    Is Dialysis Needed For GFR 42For patients with kidney disease, GFR is a significant standard to assess their kidney function. When patient’s kidney function is damaged by his disease, that will cause patient’s GFR to go down gradually.

    GFR 42 means patient’s kidney function is damaged obviously, and patients can have many health problems at this point. For patients with kidney disease, dialysis is an important method to control patient’s condition. However, dialysis is also treatment which can bring lots of side effects. Thereby, for patients with GFR 42, is dialysis needed for them?

    Why patients with kidney disease need dialysis?

    Dialysis is a kidney replacement therapy, which is an important method for patients with kidney disease to protect their body health.

    Kidney can filtrate out the metabolic wastes and excess fluid, which can keep the metabolic balances of fluid, acid-base and electrolytes in patient’s body. As a result, when patient’s kidney function is damaged by their disease, and if patients have severe metabolic disorders, that will cause patients to have metabolic disorders. Some severe metabolic disorders can cause patients to have severe health problems, like cardiovascular disease, renal osteopathy, etc.

    To protect patient’s overall health condition, and to protect patient’s remaining kidney function, it is necessary to correct the metabolic disorders in patient’s body and remove out the excess substances.

    Is dialysis needed for GFR 42?

    In fact, most patients will be recommended to accept dialysis when they have 15% remaining kidney function, because most people’s body will not be able to bear the metabolic disorders and metabolic wastes in their body. For patients with 15% remaining kidney function, their GFR is lower than 20ml/min, so it seems patients do not need dialysis if their GFR is 42.

    However, different patients have different habitus, and when some patients may begin to have severe complications caused by the metabolic disorders when their GFR is 42. At this point, patients will need to take dialysis to protect patient’s kidney function from the root.

    Kidney disease is very dangerous, and patients should do what they can to protect health. If you need any help in dealing with your condition, you can contact our online experts, and we will do what we can to help you.


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