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How Long Can I Live With CKD Stage 4

2015-03-06 03:16

How Long Can I Live With CKD Stage 4There are five stages of Chronic Kidney Disease and Stage 4 CKD is characterized with advanced kidney damage with severe decrease in GFR to 15-30 ml/min. How long can I live with Stage 4 CKD?

The prognosis and life expectancy if determined by many factors including your physical health, medicine history, symptoms and complications you have.

Symptoms and complications of Stage 4 CKD

At Stage 4 CKD, complications such as high blood pressure, anemia (a shortage of red blood cells), bone problems, heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases become more likely.

Symptoms may include swelling, fatigue, frequent and urgent urine, proteinuria and hematuria, and so on.

If these symptoms or complications cannot be controlled, dialysis or kidney transplant will be in the near future. You can send you test report to us at, and our doctor will help you analyze it.

How can you take care of yourself?

-See a nephrologist. Nephrologist can give you some medicines to control some symptoms or complications to prevent the kidneys from further damage.

-Consult a dietitian. What you eat play an important role in Stage 4 CKD. Ask him or her to make a general guidance for you. Our doctor online are also very glad to give you some suggestions for free.

-Control your glucose and blood pressure

-Make a healthy lifestyle. It will be very good for you to quit smoking to keep yourself as healthy as possible. Just as important, managing stress and taking the time to relax will help you live life to the fullest.

What medicines do you need?

Over-the-counter medicines are not perfect, since they cannot solve the underlying problem. I recommend you to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), according to our researches and clinical practices. The properties of TCM can improve blood circulation and help kidneys to repair the damage functioning tissues. The can even help some Stage 4 CKD patients avoid dialysis. Welcome your consultation!

As for you own illness conditions, you can get some guidance related to diet, exercise, medicines or some natural remedies. The online consultation service is free. Please remember to leave your email address, or phone number so that we can contact you and help you!
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