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How Long It Takes from Kidney Disease 4 to 5

2014-03-06 07:21

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to gradual loss of renal function. Based on GFR, CKD can be divided into 5 stages. How long it takes from kidney disease stage 4 to 5?

Stage 4 and stage 5 kidney disease

In stage 4 kidney disease, the kidneys are impaired severely with GFR of 15-29ml/min. Due to high levels of waste products in body, a large number of discomforts and complications occur at this stage. In this stage, some patients still can live a normal life with the help of certain medicines. If an aggressive treatment can be applied, renal function can be improved to some extent. If so, the patients will avoid developing ESRD and the need of replacement therapy.

Once stage 4 kidney disease develops into stage 5, the kidneys fail to work. High levels of waste products build up in body, the patients at this stage usually experience many serious complications and discomforts. Extreme fatigue, nausea and vomiting, edema, dizziness and so forth occur in kidney disease stage 5.

How long it takes from kidney disease stage 4 to 5?

It is not possible to decide how long it takes from kidney disease stage 4 to 5. This is because the prognosis of stage 4 kidney disease is affected by variables.

The primary cause of kidney disease can affect how quick stage 4 kidney disease progresses.

The age of the patients affect the prognosis of kidney disease significantly. This is because the elderly are prone to developing more serious conditions and diseases.

Treatment plays the key role in affecting how long kidney disease stage 4 to 5. If an effective treatment is applied, it can stop renal function deterioration and even improve renal function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for kidney disease stage 4. It can repair the impaired kidney tissues, thus improving renal function to some extent.

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