Kidney Disease And Dialysis - When to start dialysis treatment for best results
Episode 117: Kidney Disease And Dialysis - When to start dialysis treatment for best results. Dr. Rosansky discusses kidney disease and dialysis with a focus on when to start dialysis for the best results and quality of life. It has been more than 10 years since nephrologists in the United States and other countries were made aware, by overwhelming clinical evidence, that an early start of dialysis (at eGFR above 10) is not beneficial for many patients and may well be harmful. Many kidney patients incorrectly think dialysis is required when your kidney function drops below GFR 15 (stage 5), but that is too early for most people. Dr. Rosansky is the author of the book Learn The Facts About Kidney Disease and discusses when kidney dialysis is required and when you can manage it with diet and lifestyle changes.