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Life Expectancy of Stage 5 Kidney Failure without Dialysis

2012-11-20 17:01

Stage 5 Kidney Failure is the last stage of kidney disease, the most severe stage, and we can call it Uremia. The following information is about the life expectancy of stage 5 Kidney Failure without dialysis, and we hope it could be helpful.

When the condition develops into stage 5 Kidney Failure, dialysis will be a very common treatment for patients. And generally speaking, at this time, the creatinine level will be more than 707umol/L and the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) will be less than 15, so dialysis seems to be very important. But dialysis can only maintain patients’ lives to some extent, and some patients have to bear the complications of dialysis. Patients would like to know the life expectancy of stage of Kidney Failure without dialysis.

Kidney transplant is a way to help patients with stage 5 Kidney Failure get rid of dialysis. And kidney transplant can make patients live a longer life. But it seems that the life expectancy of stage 5 Kidney transplant can not be given exactly, for individual has different situation. Some can live more than 10 or even more years, while some can not. In clinical, it is also common to see that the creatinine level increases again after a period of time of receiving kidney transplant, one of the reasons is that the anti-rejection medicines can destroy the immune system. Moreover, no one can guarantee the operation can be successful 100%. So some patients have to go back to dialysis treatment to wait for the second kidney transplant. Patients with PKD or FSGS usually have a high recurrence rate after receiving kidney transplant.

Besides kidney transplant, Immunotherapy is another treatment which can help patients get rid of dialysis. For those patients who are treated by Immunotherapy, the life expectancy of stage 5 Kidney Failure will be more optimistic. The most important thing for patients with stage 5 Kidney Failure is to repair the damaged kidneys and enhance kidney function, that is because their kidney function is little. And the use of Chinese medicines in Immunotherapy can help patients deal with it. And if patients still have some urine, kidney transplant may not their last choice. As long as the kidney function can be gradually enhanced, we do believe that the life expectancy of stage Kidney Failure without will be longer. You can leave us a message, if you have some questions.

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