Kidney Failure Prognosis and Life Expectancy

It may just take 5 years for you to develop from kidney disease to kidney failure . Is it true? Yes, certain kidney disease actually progresses to kidney failure within 5 years. Then, how to slow down the progression? Lets have a discussion

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From Kidney Disease to Kidney Failure: It Just Needs 5 Years

2017-03-22 08:13

From Kidney Disease to Kidney Failure: It Just Needs 5 YearsIt may just take 5 years for you to develop from kidney disease to kidney failure. Is it true? Yes, certain kidney disease actually progresses to kidney failure within 5 years. Then, how to slow down the progression? Let’s have a discussion on such a topic.

How to calculate the time from kidney disease to kidney failure? Is there any difference between different kidney diseases?

When kidney disease develops to kidney failure depends on GFR. GFR is a typical index of kidney function. For healthy adults, GFR ranges from 80 to 120 ml/min. If you suffer from kidney disease, kidney function will decline gradually. As a result, GFR decreases.

Stage Description GFR(ml/min/1.73m2)
1 kidney damage, GFR is normal or increases GFR>=90
2 kidney damage, GFR decreases slightly 60-89
3 GFR decreases moderately 30-59

In general, when GFR is less than 90ml/min, it means kidney function is declining. When it is lower than 60 ml/min, it means your disease develops to mild or moderate chronic kidney failure.

Different kidney disease has different progression speed.

Diabetic Nephropathy: GFR degradation ranges from 0 to 12.6 ml/min/year.

Membranous Nephropathy: GFR decreases 3.2 ml/min/year

IgA Nephropathy: GFR lowers 1.4 ml/min/year

Chronic Nephritis: GFR reduces 4.6-9.5 ml/min/year

Hypertensive Nephropathy: GFR declines 2-10.4 ml/min/year

From the above data, we can see that GFR of chronic nephritis and hypertensive nephropathy degrades greatly. That is why we repeatedly stress that importance should be attached to chronic nephritis and high blood pressure.

Now let’s see an example. For a patient with severe chronic nephritis, when his kidney function is normal, his GFR is 100 ml/min. If it is allowed to progress, average GFR degradation rate may be about 9 ml/min/year. The disease will develop to kidney failure in more than 4 years.

Though the above date is terrible, do not lose hope, because it is just average value of certain groups of people. When it concentrates on a person, the value will vary. For some kidney patients, they do not develop to kidney failure in the end of their life.

More important, there are so many treatments in the world to help you control the disease and prolong its progression. If you are not satisfied with the current treatment, you can try Toxin-Removing Treatment, which can help set up a good blood environment for the damaged kidneys to heal themselves and other medication application. For more information on it, please leave a message below or contact online doctor directly.

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