Well, it is a bit tricky. The life span of people with 20% renal failure varies from case to case. It could be tomorrow or several years until dialysis or kidney transplant is required. Fortunately, some people may go more than 10 years before starting dialysis. Once dialysis is performed, the average life span is 10 years, but some people may live longer than 20 years. If kidney transplant is done, the life span will be longer. Therefore, it is impossible to predict the life span of your grandmother only depend on this simple value 20% renal function.
If she manages her condition better, she will be able to delay the onset of dialysis and prolong her life span.
A renal diet should be followed restrictively. As there are only 20 renal function remaining, the kidneys fail to eliminate wastes and excess fluids from body adequately. Your grandmother should reduce the intake of foods which can strain her kidneys. A general diet should be low in proteins, salt, potassium and phosphorus. It is necessary to talk with the doctor and make an individualized diet regime based on levels of different minerals in body.
Make sure she goes to her regular follow-up appointments with the kidney doctor and get any healthy issue she may be having under control, such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, anemia etc.
The above treatments can slow the progression of renal failure, but is unable to stop its development. To prolong the life span of your grandmother, interventions should be adopted to improve the current 20% renal function.
The combination of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and blood purification is alternative therapy for renal failure. Blood purification can be performed to eliminate the metabolic wastes from blood so as to reduce strain on kidneys and also are able to relieve other issues. Then, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can activate the self-repairing system in kidneys and provide essential nutrients for the self-repairing of the impaired kidney tissues and cells. Thereby, the therapies can bring an improvement in renal function.
If your grandmother’s renal function is improved, she will be able to live as long as normal people.