Is Kidney Failure Curable?

Q:
Is kidney failure curable?

A:
We cannot answer it with simple “YES” or ”NO”.

Kidney failure has two types including acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure.

As for acute kidney failure, it can be cured, dialysis along with proper drugs and diet can recover kidney damage and return to you most or even all kidney function.

While as to chronic kidney failure, the kidneys can’t realize waste and fluid clearance on their own and you develop complete or near-complete kidney failure. Sad to say, you have end-stage kidney disease. At that point, you need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

  • Dialysis: artificially removes waste products and extra fluid from your blood when your kidneys can no longer do this
  • Kidney transplant: surgically placing a healthy kidney from a donor into your body

For some who choose not to have dialysis or a kidney transplant, a third alternative is conservative measures. However, once you have complete kidney failure, your life expectancy generally would be only a few months.

But we’d like tell people who are suffering from chronic kidney failure, please don’t lose your confidence. Regenerative medicine approaches may be developed in the future to help slow progression of the disease.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.