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What Can I Expect To Happen With Stage 4 CKD

2015-05-09 08:33

What Can I Expect To Happen With Stage 4 CKDStage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) means advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30ml/min. In this stage, a person is likely to develop complications of kidney disease. What can we expect to happen with stage 4 CKD?

1. Dialysis may be recommended for some kidney disease patients.

As kidney function declines, wastes and toxins will build up in the blood. Under such a condition, patients may suffer from nausea, vomiting, itchy skin and poor appetite, etc. To alleviate these conditions, dialysis will be recommended to help alleviate these conditions.

2. CKD stage 4 patients will present some symptoms including:


Fluid retention, swelling of extremities and shortness of breath

Urine changes like foamy, dark orange, brown, tea-colored or red urine, frequent urination at night

Sleep problems due to muscle cramp or restless legs

Nausea and vomiting

Poor appetite

Difficulty in concentrating

Nerve problems: numbness or tingling in the toes or fingers is a symptom of CKD.

3. Patients in CKD Stage 4 will consult their life expectancy.

There is no exact answer to the life expectancy of CKD stage 4. This is because many factors can affect the result. Waste increase will affect the person’s other organs such as the heart and brain, which can drastically affect your life expectancy. In addition, the complications of kidney disease usually kill you quicker than the kidney disease itself. More importantly, the treatment you take affects your life expectancy greatly. If you want to live longer, you should take Chinese medicine treatment like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Medicinal Soup, Foot bath, Mai Kang Mixture and Enema Therapy to repair kidney damage and improve renal function.

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