In the different stages, according to the illness condition doctors will advise different renal replacement therapies including peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis or kidney transplant. Generally, dialysis is not needed when creatinine is lower than 400 mmo/l but patients need to follow a low protein diet and receive medication treatment in order to delay the deterioration of kidney function. When creatinine rises to 900 mmol/l, dialysis is necessary. At this time, patients do not need to be in hurry to receive kidney transplant because they have residual kidney function. When the kidneys completely fail to work, consider kidney transplant.
It is informed that kidney transplant is not the only method. In the condition where the donors are insufficient, people can choose dialysis or other alternative treatment to prolong the life span and improve the life quality.
Immunotherapy is a new treatment for end-stage renal failure in China.
Based on the new theory that 95 percent kidney diseases are caused by the immune disorder, immunotherapy is created, aiming to regulate and rebuild the immune system by restoring the kidneys, removing the complex deposited in the blood and kidneys with all kinds of techniques such as traditional Chinese medicine, blood purification techniques, immunosuppressive drugs with low side effects.
Immunotherapy is characterized by treating kidneys step by step. Firstly, accurate diagnosis is a very important. Then, the harmful substances building up in the blood or kidneys will be removed with blood purification and Chinese herbs. After removing these toxic substances, medicines are used to rebuild the immune system and improve the self-healing.