ESRD Life Expectancy on Dialysis2013-04-01 08:43
What is ESRD life expectancy on dialysis? ESRD means the last and the most severe stage of chronic kidney disease, also we can call it stage 5 chronic kidney disease which requires dialysis or kidney transplant.
The normal life expectancy of a dialysis patient is 3-5 years. The mortality rate for ESRD patients is 22% annually, and this effectively means that surviving beyond 5 years is going to be highly unlikely. However, the fact is that without dialysis, ESRD patients will not survive for more than a few weeks. When the kidneys stop working, the vascular system will soon get flooded with liquid, and the heart will be unable to keep up with this added volume, the lungs will also get flooded, and this will result in a lack of oxygen to the brain and to the heart. So kidney disease will not directly cause death, but its complications.
Kidney disease exerts say patients should neglect the numbers about ESRD life expectancy on dialysis, after all it varies from cases to cases, and you are yourself. Though dialysis maintain patients’ lives to some extent, it is not a long-term method, that is because dialysis is unable to repair kidney damage and enhance kidney function.
The ESRD life expectancy is likely to be improved through an efficient treatment, but it does not mean the dialysis can be immediately stopped. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be recommended to help improve the ESRD life expectancy on dialysis through repairing kidney damage. This treatment is based on Chinese herbal medicines and it is used externally, ESRD patients just need to lie on the bed to take this treatment.
With the recovery of kidney function, the dialysis frequency will firstly be reduced, then if the kidney function can be increased to about 20, dialysis is likely to be stopped, naturally the ESRD life expectancy will be improved.
The treatment effect of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will become poor if your kidneys are not working at all. As long as you still have some certain urine, there still has hopes to improve ESRD life expectancy and the quality of life. Best wishes.