Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 4 means the kidneys are severely damaged, and GFR has reduced to 15-30 ml/min. Kidney Failure may be in the future, if CKD Stage 4 is not treated properly. There are some treatment available of general Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 patients.
Goal of treatment
A good treatment plan is very important for CKD Stage 4 patients to slow down the progression to Kidney Failure. You can send your test report to email@example.com, and our doctors can give you some suggestions related to treatment.
The goal of treatment should include controlling symptoms by diet changes or medicines, and improving renal function. The latter point is the key of treatment.
● Diet changes. You have to reduce sodium and protein intake. Sodium should be taken within 2 g each day, and the recommended amount of protein is 0.6 gram per kg of body weight. In addition, fluid should also be limited if patients have swelling. Patients may also need to eat less potassium and phosphorous-rich food if the two levels are high in blood.
● Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The difference between western medicines and TCM are their terminal treatment goal. Our treatments aim at improving blood circulation and improving renal function, which is the key of solving all problems.
For that purpose, we choose TCM that can expand blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. Therefore, the pollution in blood stream can be eliminated and removed out, and blood circulation increases. When kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen, they can repair themselves effectively, and work normally to filter wastes, produce urine and regulate blood pressure, etc.