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What are Chances of Avoiding Dialysis or Renal Failure with GFR 16

Posted: by Tony      Time: 2013-06-28 15:34

Topics: Dialysis Renal Failure GFR 16

Details: My father have Stage 4 CKD. Both of his kidneys have 16% working. Does it mean he have to go an Dialysis? Is there any alternative way we could treat him?

Expert Answer

I would say though your father's condition is very near to Kidney Failure and Dialysis, there's very good chance for him to improve. I'm sure his kidney function 16% can be greatly improved with timely treatment.

One natural remedy that has been shown especially effective in improving renal function is Immunotherapy. Generally, under this therapy, patient's GFR level can be improved to about 20-30%. Certainly, this varies in different patients. So, you can send your father's detailed disease condition to us by email to Our kidney experts will analysis his condition and offer you more helpful suggestions.

Besides, control his diet can also greatly help his kidneys as much as possible. You can check this article for more information 'Diet for CKD Stage 4'. 

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