The loss of kidney functions is the main reason why patients undergo dialysis treatment, health care providers say, but it does not mimic all the functions of a normal kidney and more people are becoming dependent on this procedure. The possibility of recovering the lost renal function among dialysis dependent patients is uncommon, according to a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), but health care providers need to be aware of it in order to avoid unnecessary dialysis sessions. Although fully regaining the lost functions of the kidneys is not possible, there are some who have a better prognosis while starting their treatment.
Most of the body’s waste product is filtered and excreted by the kidney. The whole body will suffer and will be full of waste if this organ is damaged. Kidney failure often forces men and women to have continuous dialysis treatment because their kidneys are already severely damaged. There are some patients who have gotten better after undergoing treatment because kidney failure is not always a permanent condition. For acute kidney failure, dialysis treatment may only be needed for a short time. Peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis are two of the methods that are used for this kind of treatment.
It is common among patients who have acute kidney injury to regain their renal function especially when they have not yet been using dialysis for a long time. No matter how slim the chances are, health care providers need to evaluate the possibility of patients recovering their lost kidney functions. There are different studies looking at the possibly of recovering from chronic dialysis treatment. Several diagnostic exams may be performed when patients are suspected of recovering their kidneys lost function.
Diabetes and high serum albumin level when starting the treatment may decrease the chances of recovery. On the other hand, men and women who do not have diabetes, have low serum albumin level when starting the treatment, and have episodes of acute renal failure have higher chances of recovering their renal function. Though the chances are slim, it is enough to keep the patient striving to have a better kidneys.