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Nephritis: How Long Can I Live With Kidney Transplant

2012-10-21 16:11

It may take over 10~20 years to develop into kidney failure from nephritis. After kidney transplant, what is the lifespan of nephritis patients?

According to international standard, the GFR should decrease at the speed of 4-12 while the normal GFR is 80-120, so it needs 10 to 20 years for a Nephritis aggravates into Kidney Failure.

According to cases, the transplanted kidney can survive for about 10 years. Kidney disease is not only on kidneys, but the whole immune systems. that is why kidney failure can cause many complications.

Dialysis is helping remove toxins in body, FK506 for rejection and medicines for Hypertension. If the kidney functions improves to 15, then you can avoid second transplant. The function can improve for more than 20, you have the chance to stop dialysis.

Now, there are two ways for improving kidney function.

On one hand, usually original kidneys are still in the body, so there should be some healthy kidney cells you can save.

On the other hand, if you still have urine, that is, there are still kidney cells are working.

It is right for you to choose regular dialysis for it can protecting some kidney functions, which established good basis for your treatment. In addition, if you don't have so many complications, especially Diabetes, there are great hope for you.

Then how to improve kidney function so as to prolong the lifespan of Kidney Transplant?

- Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is suggested for it helps promote the renal blood circulation. This will supply the damaged kidney tissues with more blood and oxygen, improving self-cure.

- Diet management. Diet management is also important measure to make your transplanted kidney healthier. You are suggested to take low-phosphorus, low-salt and low-fat diet. Usually, fresh vegetables and fruits are good choices.

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