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How long can you live after your kidneys shut down? Kidney patients are always curious about the answer to the question. Honestly speaking, it is difficult to give an accurate answer. Because it depends on many factors, such as age, medical condition, treatment and so on.
If your kidneys shut down, kidney function will also lose. As a result, wastes, toxins and fluid will build up in your body. Electrolyte and acid-base balance will be in disorder. And the endocrine function declines so that high blood pressure, anemia, bone disease occur. What is worse, the other organs soon follow after your kidneys shut down.
Without treatments, you may live from a few days to possibly a week. With aggressive treatments, it is possible for you to live several years or even live to a full life. And then what is the aggressive treatments?
After your kidneys shut down, dialysis and kidney transplant are the most common treatments. They can survive your life, but at the same time there are several problems. For example, long term dialysis causes a number of side effects which may make you feel unbearable and kidney transplant is only available to the patients who have kidney sources and his medical condition can bear such surgery. Is there any alternative treatment?
If you still have part of kidney function, you can take Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, such as Enema Therapy, Medicated Bath, Hot Compress Therapy, etc. Compared to Western Medicine, it is more natural and helps in improving kidney function more than controlling the symptoms.
In addition, healthy diet, regular exercise, healthy lifestyle, optimistic mood are all good for your health.
At last, I believe if you can take good care of yourself, you can live a normal and full life.