Can I Refuse A Doctor’s Diagnosis For Dialysis?
Good afternoon, I need information about dialysis, What if the doctor has diagnosed dialysis, is it possible for us not to receive it, Because a lot of information, if it’s already 1 x dialysis lives will depend on dialysis and will last for a lifetime. Thank you.
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Basically dialysis is the final solution that would be recommended to do if your kidneys are not able to function properly anymore to remove fluids and other toxic materials from your body. Medically there are several indications of dialysis, including:
the presence of severe acid base balance disorders that cannot be corrected
the presence of severe electrolyte disturbances that cannot be corrected
intoxication of certain drugs
there is a buildup of excess fluid in the body that cannot be removed by the kidneys
uremia or a buildup of urea in the body
As long as these abnormalities can be corrected without dialysis, the doctor certainly will not recommend dialysis. If your doctor recommends dialysis, then these conditions cannot be corrected with regular medication, so you should follow the advice of the doctor who examined you.
Dialysis does not always have to be done routinely. Dialysis only needs to be done routinely for life in the condition of chronic kidney failure that is already severe, where the kidneys are no longer functioning at all. In this case, if routine dialysis is not done (or if it is absolutely refused to do dialysis), then the patient will die due to complications arising from kidney failure. In conditions such as drug intoxication or acute kidney failure, dialysis sometimes only needs to be done once or several times, until the toxic ingredients can be eliminated from the body and kidney function can improve again.
If you have doubts about suggestions for dialysis, you can ask the doctor directly about your illness and also indicate that dialysis is done. You can of course still check yourself with other doctors for advice or second opinions.
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