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Prognosis of Chronic Kidney Failure in the Elderly Patients

2013-12-24 10:16

As elderly people are prone to developing more chronic diseases than young people.Generally,the prognosis of chronic kidney failure in the elderly patients is worse than that of young people. What is the prognosis of chronic kidney failure in the elderly patients and how to improve it?

Prognosis of chronic kidney failure in the elderly patients

Generally,the prognosis is very poor and their life span will be shortened significantly.However,some of them can live a very long and high-quality life like the general population.How to improve the prognosis is the concern for them.

How to improve the prognosis of kidney failure in the elderly patients?

Control complications

The elderly patients are susceptible to developing complications due to physical function decline and other chronic diseases. Heart disease commonly occurs in the elderly.Chronic Kidney Failure can increase their risk of developing heart problem significantly.Heart disease is an important death cause for them.In addition,weak immunity can increase the chance of developing infection and other serious conditions greatly.

Then how to control complications of chronic kidney failure effectively?Email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more professional suggestions.

Treatment to choose

If the elderly patients are in end stage renal disease (ESRD) and choose not to have treatment, they may only live for several weeks and even days. If they have no serious complications and feel very well, the prognosis will be much better.

Dialysis can improve the prognosis of chronic kidney failure in the elderly patients. It is a lifesaving method and can help them live longer. However, the average life span of dialysis patients is only between 5-6 years and also it is generally shorter in the elderly.

To improve the prognosis remarkably and fundamentally,the key treatment goal is to restore the native kidneys and make them function better.Hot Compress Therapy is an effective treatment for the patients with kidney failure. It is an externally applied therapy and it causes no discomforts and adverse effects on body at all.This therapy can stimulate the self-repairing of kidney tissues and cells,thus resulting in renal function improvement. If so, the prognosis of chronic kidney failure in the elderly patients will be improved remarkably.

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