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How Serious Is Stage 5 Kidney In A 83 Year Old Man

2015-02-14 07:50

How Serious Is Stage 5 Kidney In A 83 Year Old ManHow serious is stage 5 kidney in old man? Stage 5 is end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is the time when dialysis or transplant is needed to stay alive. Well, is dialysis or kidney transplant suit for a 83-year-old man?

Treatment for stage 5 kidney disease

Dialysis is not a good treatment for someone this old. Dialysis is sickening and painful, even for someone younger and healthier. As for kidney transplant, it is much difficult to look for a matched kidney. That is, the successful rate of matched kidney is very lower. Even if you find a donor, after kidney transplant you will take anti-rejection medications for your rest of life. The medications can also cause some side effects like elevated blood sugar, moon face, obesity and high blood pressure, etc. Overall speaking, dialysis or kidney transplant may not suit for kidney failure patients.

With no treatment, or just diet restrictions, dying a natural death of kidney failure. Without treatment, you may have fatigue, headaches and nausea. You probably have a month or two before you are too confused to make a will. You may develop heart problems.

Is there any treatment that is proper for old man?

Yes, compared with dialysis or kidney transplant, most people would like to try natural remedies. Natural remedies like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Foot Bath, Medicated Bath, Acupuncture, Mai Kang Mixture, etc. These therapies may combine together to treat kidney failure. The active ingredients can come into the injured kidneys through skin penetrant and meridian with the help of osmosis device. The main ingredients in these therapies are all Chinese medicines and they have the functions of dilating blood vessels, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutrients for damaged kidneys. After a period of treatment, damaged kidneys can be restored to some extent and kidney function can be improved. This 83 old man can live a longer life than those who take dialysis or kidney transplant.

Though stage 4 kidney disease in a 83 year old man is serious, the progress can be stopped or at least kidney damage can be slowed down.

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