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How Long Can You Live with 20 % Kidney Function

2014-10-09 03:51

How Long Can You Live with 20 % Kidney FunctionKidney function has closely relationship with life expectancy, because the failed kidneys affect all boy systems. How long can you live with 20 % kidney function? Many patients concern about such a question. In this article, we will discuss about this topic.

As a matter as fact, this question is difficult to answer, because life expectancy depends on many factors, such as age, medical condition, symptoms, treatment, etc. We can not change age, but we can change the other factors. With appropriate treatment, you can live a normal and full life.

To prevent heart disease

Kidney patients often have high blood pressure and high cholesterol level, which increase their risk of heart disease. Heart disease is a common cause of death for kidney patients. Therefore, you should lower blood pressure and cholesterol level to prevent heart disease. ACEI and ARB are the common used medicine to control blood pressure. Statin is often used to lower blood cholesterol levels.

To control other symptoms

Kidney patients have other symptoms, such as proteinuria, edema and blood urine. You should bring these symptoms under control as early as possible. Steroids are effective in treating proteinuria and edema is often treated by diuretics.

To repair the damaged kidneys

If you want to improve kidney function, you should repair the damaged kidneys. The conventional treatment is not enough. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies can help you expand blood vessels, lower cholesterol level and remove stasis to increase blood flow into the kidneys so as to improve ischemia and anoxia. They can also eliminate kidney inflammation to reduce proteinuria. Moreover, they can provide essential substances for kidney self-healing.

Besides medical treatment, you should pay attention the diet and other healthy lifestyle. With endeavor, kidney disease can be controlled well and then you can enjoy your remaining life.

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