At Sage 4 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease), severe kidney damage has happened. At this stage, it is very important to slow the loss of kidney function by following your treatment plan, and managing other problems like high blood pressure or heart disease.
Treatment options for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease include several aspects such as diet control and medication. Here is a guidance for general Stage 4 CKD patients. As for you won condition, you can email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will give you detailed suggestions for free.
A regular visit to your doctor
People in Stage 4 CKD should visit their doctor at least every three months. Blood tests for creatinine, hemoglobin, calcium and phosphorus levels will be done to see how well the kidneys are working.
The doctor will also monitor other conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition to helping the patient keep their kidneys working as long as possible, the nephrologist will also help prepare the patient for dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Diet changes for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease patients
A kidney-friendly diet for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease patients include:
♦ Reducing protein consumption to help decrease the buildup of protein waste
♦ Lowering sodium if patients have hypertension or swelling
♦ Consuming a some grains, fruits and vegetables (potassium and phosphorus are at normal levels)
♦ Limiting phosphorus to help prevent bone disease and itchy skin
♦ Restricting potassium to prevent from abnormal heart rate
♦ Lowering calcium consumption
♦ Cutting back carbohydrates for those with diabetes
♦ Decreasing saturated fats to help lower cholesterol
♦ Limiting calcium if necessary
♦ Taking water soluble vitamins such as vitamin C (100 mg per day) and vitamin B.
Mediation for Stage 4 CKD
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is very natural and is recommended. They can improve blood circulation and enhance kidney function. This is the key to treating Chronic Kidney Disease. If you need help, please be free to contact us.