Living with one kidney is rare but very normal for people. Most people live normal, healthy lives with one kidney. However, it's important to stay as healthy as possible, and protect the only kidney you have, especially when you have kidney disease. What is the life expectancy for someone with only one kidney and Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease?
In general, most people with a single, healthy kidney have few problems. They can live a normal life as others. The factor that affects the life expectancy is kidney function. Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease indicates that there are about 70%-85% of kidney function have lost. Life expectancy is closely related to what treatments you will take.
- Without treatment
Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease will cause many symptoms like swelling, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure, fatigue, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and anemia, etc. If left untreated, symptoms will becomes worse and stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease is easy to progress into stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (kidney failure) that is life-threatening.
Generally speaking, dialysis can enable another 2-5 years for end stage renal failure patients. For stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease patients, dialysis can help them avoid some life-threatening risks such as hyperkalaemia and heart failure, etc. If they can receive more effective treatment besides dialysis to improve their kidney functions and maintain kidney function above 10% as well as certain amount of urine, they can stay in this stage for years without progressing into the end stage renal failure.
This therapy can treat kidney disease and improve kidney function. It is more natural and effective for patients with one kidney and stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. Life expectancy is affected by many factors, including age, physical health, medication and complications. You can leave a message below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can give you more information in details.