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When Is Dialysis Needed for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

When Is Dialysis Needed for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsWhen is dialysis needed for Nephrotic Syndrome patients? Nephrotic Syndrome can cause progressive loss of kidney function and when rest function is not able to remain the nomal life activity, dialysis is needed to support the life. But, when is dialysis needed for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

Nephrotic Syndrome is marked by a group of clinical manifestations like massive protein in urine, severe swelling, high blood lipid and low protein level in blood. In many countries, Nephrotic Syndrome is treated by controlling its symptoms, which helps to slow down illness progression, but can not further kidney damages. Therefore, dialysis is finally needed.

For an individual with Nephrotic Syndrome, the decision whether he needs dialysis is made on the basis below:

1. Serum creatinine level

Kidney is in charge of filtering blood and during this process, creatinine is removed out of the body through urine. When kidney function is impaired due to Nephrotic Syndrome, lots of creatinine build up in blood, leading to elevation of serum creatinine level. Therefore, serum creatinine level reflects kidney condition. In general, dialysis can be put into consideration when serum creatinine level is higher than 5.

2. Clinical manifestations

Kidney failure is always associated with lots of physical discomforts which not only affect sufferers’ daily work, but also their night sleep. Generally speaking, dialysis is needed when serum creatinine is very high and meanwhile there are severe physical discomforts like nausea, vomiting, skin itching and fluid retention in lung.

3. Potassium level in blood

Potassium level is also an indicator of dialysis. For kidney failure patients, they need to start dialysis immediately when their potassium level in blood becomes higher than 6.5. Hyperkalemia is one of the electrolyte disturbances caused by kidney failure and if not controlled well, it will cause heart problem and deprive one’s life.

Lastly, dialysis is not needed at all when Nephrotic Syndrome is in mild stage. So far there is no complete cure for Nephrotic Syndrome, so the best way to prevent dialysis is to stop illness progression and try to keep illness in mild stage. If you are a Nephrotic Syndrome patient, you can consult our online doctor for related treatment methods.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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