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Life Expectancy Of Stage 4 Kidney disease

2014-03-13 12:02

Life Expectancy Of Stage 4 Kidney diseaseA lot of people are intrigued about the life expectancy of stage 4 kidney disease. As a second most advanced form of this disease, it cannot be avoided that a certain amount of fear is associated with its presence. However, if you do everything it takes to reverse the adverse effects of the advanced kidney disease, you can increase your life expectancy. And the following points should be drawn your attention, which may help you extend your life.

First, what is stage 4 kidney disease?

As its name suggest, stage 4 kidney disease is the fourth level of progression for kidney disease. The major measurement for chronic kidney disease(CKD) stages is the glomerular filtration rate or GFR. For stage 4 CKD patients, the GFR is 15 to 30 ml/min. If this level is your average filtration rate for the past 3 months, you are positive for stage 4 kidney disease.

Second, symptoms and stage 4 kidney disease life expectancy

1. Uremia

Uremia is also called uricemia, as it denotes the accumulation of urea and other waste products that are excreted from the urine. The increased amounts of these wastes substances can affect person’s other organs such as the heart and can drastically affect one’s life expectancy. Actually, sometimes the complications can even kill you quicker than the kidney problem itself.

2. Kidney pain

Kidney pain can not only reflect the decline of kidney efficiency, but also reflect other renal problems such as infection or polycystic kidney disease. If left untreated, it can bring you into deep trouble.

Third, treatment in relation to stage 4 chronic kidney disease life expectancy

For this level of illness, there are different forms of treatment available. There is medications and specialized diets that emphasizes and reduces specific nutrients. This is well-known to be very effective in increasing the life expectancy of patients. But it is not all effective if kidney damage is very serious. If there is severe damage to the kidneys, dialysis may be needed. What is worse, kidney replacement is the last resort for chronic kidney disease. No matter dialysis or kidney replacement are both complicated and expensive. Besides, they bring side effects and do not treat kidney damage fundamentally. In view of this, Micro-Chinese medicine osmotherapy is offered to CKD stage 4 patients. It is a natural and radical therapy which aims to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function.

Tight control of symptoms and correct treatment help extend your life expectancy.

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