Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages, according to glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Stage 4 CKD is characterize by severe kidney damaged with GFR levels ranging from 15 ml/min to 30 ml/min.
Is Stage 4 CKD curable?
Strictly, Chronic Kidney Disease is incurable. Stage 1-2 Chronic Kidney Disease is mildly damaged and can be reversed. Stage 3-5 Chronic Kidney Disease is moderately to extremely severely damaged, and cannot be cured. CKD Stage 4 is not curable but can be well treated. If only patients take timely and properly treatment, they can prevent Stage 4 CKD from progressing into Kidney Failure, which requires dialysis or kidney transplant.
How to treat Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease?
To treat Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, patients need to do from the following aspects. You can take it as a general guidance. It is better for you to send you test report to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty can help you analyze it and give you some suggestions in details. This consultation is free.
1. Diet changes for Stage 4 CKD
Sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorous intake should be reduced. Taking fresh vegetables and fruits such as cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, bitter gourd, cranberry, pomegranate and red grapes, etc. In addition, if patients have swelling, they should also limit fluid intake.
As for the specific amount of each nutrition, you are suggested to talk with your dietitian or our experts online.
2. Medication for Stage 4 CKD
Maikang compositions and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended. They are one bottle of Chinese patent medicine and an external application used on bilateral Shenshu acupoints. They are used to purify the blood by increasing blood circulation and eliminating blood wastes. Then, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to function adequately.
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