Will Dialysis Sufferers Continue To Dialysis For The Rest Of Their Lives?
Hello, my mother is suffering from kidney failure and is required to have dialysis, so what for the rest of her life will dialysis continue?
Hello Puspita, thank you for asking.
Washing blood (hemodialysis) is a process in which blood in a person's body is flowed through a device in which there are special substances, to be able to get rid of toxic metabolic waste. Hemodialysis replaces the function of the kidneys as a filter for blood plasma. That is because in kidney failure, kidney filtration function has greatly decreased, so that toxic substances are collected in the body and urine production is also greatly reduced. Kidney failure is divided into several stages, depending on the remaining normal kidney function. The more leads to the terminal stage, the kidney function decreases.
Unfortunately, kidney function that has entered the stage of kidney failure, can not be 100% normal again. Therefore, hemodialysis is needed to support the patient's life. However, with routine control, changes in diet and lifestyle according to doctor's instructions, kidney failure can be prevented progression. Hopefully, although the kidneys still do not function well, they can slow down. Hemodialysis tends to be done forever, unless the person is able to get a kidney donor. Your mother and family can discuss with the treating doctor. The doctor will explain what possibilities your mother can experience.
That is my explanation. Hopefully your mother can find the right solution. Regards.