End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) occurs when the kidneys cannot function at a level that supports the body’s needs. The kidneys serve a critical role in the body, removing waste and excess water.
Patients with chronic kidney disease may find the functionality of their kidneys declines slowly over ten to twenty years before reaching this stage. The most common causes of ESKD are diabetes and high blood pressure.
How Is ESKD Treated?
The two primary conventional treatments for ESKD are dialysis and kidney transplants. Patients who have retained only 10%–15% of their kidney function typically require dialysis.
Dialysis takes over the following functions of the kidneys as their performance declines:
- Removing excess waste, water, and salt
- Maintaining safe levels of vitamins and minerals
- Controlling blood pressure
- Helping produce red blood cells
Frequently, patients require dialysis while they wait for a kidney transplant.
What Can Peptide BPC-157 Do for the ESKD?
Clinical studies examining peptides’ effects on restoring organ function found significant benefits in treating ESKD with peptide BPC-157. Peptides are strings of amino acids that create proteins in the body. While the body naturally produces peptides, scientists can also form them in a lab to mimic those in the body.
In a 2019 study, a patient whose kidney function had declined to the point that he required five dialysis treatments a week to stay alive underwent peptide therapy to repair the organ damage.
The treatment resulted in a dramatic improvement in his kidney function and overall health. Within two months, the patient’s dialysis needs declined from five weekly treatments to one, and the peptides remarkably restored his gait, strength, and balance.
The Significance of Peptide Treatments
The importance of the healing effects of peptide treatments can’t be understated. Patients with chronic kidney failure, heart failure, and other conditions currently have minimal options through conventional medicine.
As peptide treatments and other innovative medical approaches deliver positive results, it opens the door to further studies and potential therapy options for previously untreatable conditions.