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How Long Can I Live with 18% Kidney Function

2014-02-14 08:11

How Long Can I Live with 18% Kidney FunctionHow long can one person live with 18% kidney function? 18% kidney function or GFR 18 indicates renal patients’ kidney disease has developed into stage 4. If uncontrolled effectively, stage 4 kidney disease progresses into stage 5 easily that can shorten patients’ life span largely.

18% kidney function and patients’ life expectancy

With 18% kidney function, most patients can still live with their own kidneys, but some patients have to begin dialysis or consider kidney transplant. For example, if patients have diabetes, they should begin dialysis earlier than others. This is because diabetic nephropathy can cause more serious complications that others.

For people with end stage kidney disease, many complications rather than kidney disease itself threaten patients’ life and shorten their life expectancy largely. Among them, cardiovascular disease is most dangerous.

Fortunately, since patients still have relatively high kidney function level, they still have more chance to prolong their life span. Besides medical therapies, a healthy diet plan and lifestyle is also needed.

How to prolong patients’ life expectancy with 18% kidney function

Firstly, patients should take some treatments to repair their damaged kidney cells and increase kidney function level. Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy is one good treatment option. With effects of dilating blood vessels, prompting the self-healing system of damaged kidney cells, degrading extracellular matrix and normalizing blood circulation, this therapy does can help increase kidney function and improve patients’ life quality largely.

Secondly, develop a healthy diet plan. Some foods such as red bell pepper, cranberry and cabbage can help repair damaged kidney cells and protect remaining kidney functioning cells.

Thirdly, if you have some unhealthy habits, you should quit them such as smoking and drinking. All of these can help make you live longer than you expect. If you still have some questions, you can send email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com or leave a message below.

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