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How Long Can People Live with Kidney Function 25%

2013-01-03 16:59

kidney function 25%When the kidney disease becomes severe, patients begin to care about how long they can still live. Then what is the answer if only kidney function 25% is left. Here we hope patients with kidney function 25% could regain the courage of life after reading the following content.

Firstly, we will see what can kidney function 25% tell us.

Kidney function 25% means the severe kidney damage, and the condition is in Renal Failure stage, also we call say stage 4 chronic kidney disease. The poor kidney function must cause a series of symptoms like high creatinine, high blood pressure, anemia, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite and etc. In many countries, patients with kidney function 25% have already started dialysis. Here we have to say that though severe kidney function 25% is, not the worst.

Then how long can they live with kidney function 25%?

While the answer varies from person to person. The statistics show that the average life span for dialysis patients is 4.25 years, only 23% of patients can live for 10 years, and dialysis patients can only live for six months if the GFR level has been less than 10 for one to two years. Dialysis really can help patients maintain the lives to some extent, but it is not a long plan for the future. The long term of dialysis can make the kidney function declines, that is the reason why dialysis patients find the urine output becomes less and less with time going. Actually more and more dialysis patients begin to decide to stop dialysis, however, do you know the How Much is the Life Expectancy after Stopping Dialysis?

Apart from the dialysis, patients with kidney function 25% put the hopes on kidney transplant or Chinese herbal medicines. Generally speaking, these two ways help patients live for a longer life than dialysis. As to kidney transplant, patients are familiar with it, however, we can not give the exact answer to the life span after receiving kidney transplant, for it varies from person to person, and FSGS cases also have a high occurrence rate. In many other countries, patients are not familiar with Chinese herbal medicines. This treatment aims at repairing kidney function and enhancing kidney function. If kidney function 25% can still be enhanced, of course the life span is an unknown number. Chinese herbal medicines believe that kidney transplant is not the last choice as long as patients still have some certain urine.

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