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What Factors Can Affect the Prognosis of Stage 5 Kidney Failure

2013-04-12 16:08

Stage 5 kidney failure is also known as the last stage of kideny failure. Some patients are on dialysis or are to perform it soon.What factors can affect the prognosis of stage 5 kidney failure?How to delay onset of dialysis?

Stage 5 kidney failure

In stage 5 kideny failure, the kidneys are damaged significantly, less than 15ml/min.At this stage,multiple organs and systems are involved, resulting in a number of complications such as cardiovascular disease, lung edema, anemia, digestive problems etc.These complications can worsen the prognosis of stage 5 kideny failure significantly,in which heart disease and infection are two life-threatening conditons.

Acutally,the prognosis of stage 5 kideny failure varies from person to person. If GFR is less than 10ml/min, the life span can range from 1 to 12 months.The average life span of people on Dialysis is 4.25 years.

What factors can affect the prognosis of stage 5 kideny failure?

Kidney damage degree:In stage 5 kideny failure,GFR is less than 15ml/min. In general, higher GFR implies a better prognosis. (Can you improve GFR naturally with diet? )Causes of kidney failure: The causes of kidney failure could have a huge impact on the prognosis of stage 5 kidney failure. The rate of decline in kidney function depends on somewhat on the underlying disorder causing the kidney failure and on how well it is controlled. The common cause of kidney failure include high blood pressure, diabetes, genetic disease etc. Control of these primary diseases can improve the prognosis.

Associated health issues: Stage 5 kidney failure can cause a series of complications. If they are left uncontrolled, they can accelerate the renal function decline.

Treatment: Regardless of what type of kidney failure, if left untreated it will most certainly lead to death. Early diagnosis and right treatment is the key to a favorable prognosis of stage 5 kidney failure. Restoring the impaired kidney structure and enhancing renal function can improve the prognosis significantly.

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