The aim of treating chronic kidney disease with western and Chinese medicine is to slow down the progress, stabilize kidney function, reduce creatinine level and stop the process of fibrosis. Therefore, further damage to kidney can be avoided and kidney function will be improved during treatment, so renal insufficiency can also be controlled and the disease is no longer progressing.
The first thing is to figure out the cause of the disease before treating renal insufficiency with western and Chinese medicine.
Chronic renal insuffieiency can be caused by viral nephropathy, or by immune disorder, this problem must be figured out firstly and then give targeted treatment. Especially for those cases who already developed into renal dysfunction, since their kidney function has been damaged severely, if there is no timely treatment to protect residual kidney function, it will definitely develop into uremia.
Different stages must be differentiated when treatment of combined chinese medicne and west medicine given.
Different stages must be differentiated when treatment given.
Renal insufficiency can be divided into the following four stages, different treatment method will be given in different stages.
First stage, compensation stage. In this stage, kidney still has good compensation, though kidney function has some decline, still it can satisfy the need for discharging metabolic wastes and stabling electrolyte, there is no symptom clinically.
Second stage ,renal dysfunction stage. 60-75% glomeruli are being damaged severely. symptoms of anemia,tiredness,weight loss,etc., began to bother patients.
Third stage, kidney failure stage. 75-95% kidney function has been damaged severely, internal stability of the body can not be maintained.
Stage four, uremic stage or end stage of kidney failure. In this stage, damage to glomeruli is more than 95%, and there are serious clinical symptoms, such as fatigue, oliguria, swelling, malignant hypertension etc..
Generally, west medicine focuses on the symptoms. It can give very obvious effect in short time, and can temporarily reduce serum creatinine, BUN in the body. However, these supportive treatment could not treat kidney disease from the root, so creatinine and BUN can increase again with the renal damage constant progression, so traditional west medicine can not block the disease.
In nephrology dept of HHHTCM, chinese medicine are the main treatment methods. Integral and local osmosis therapy will be given to patients. This treatment will clear away the necrosis staff in kidneys, repair the injured but not dead renal cells, restore its original functions and improve its filtration rate. Creatinine and BUN in blood can be metabolized naturally by the kidneys. Such a treatment can effectively avoid relapse of the disease and help patients reverse the disease rather than develop into ESRD.
Chinese medicine can go though the whole treatment course of the renal insufficiency. No matter in compensatory stage, azotemia stage or renal failure stage, chinese medicine can be given to prolong the progression of kidney damage, and block its further damage, recover kidneys’ original function to discharge metabolic wastes and adjust water and regulate the balance of electrolytes, amino-acid status in the body.
Just because of this, many foreign patients with renal insufficiency controlled their illness condition effectively and they can lead a life, enjoy the work and study like normal people.