In Stage 4 of chronic kidney disease, usually your conditions has already developed into kidney failure. Kidney failure is the leading cause to death now and you may eager to figure out your life expectancy.
However, there is no standard answer for life expectancy of stage 4 chronic kidney disease. The outcome of a person’s lifespan differ from 1 year to more than 15 years. And it is yourself who can make the difference in how long you will live with chronic kidney disease. Even when CKD develops End Stage Renal Disease, dialysis can also sustain your life and prolong you life expectancy.
As for this topic, I have 3 conclusion for your reference.
1. Dangerous Complications
From the data of stage 4 of CKD death, most patients don’t die of kidney disease itself, but its complications. Kidney Failure and Heart Failure is the most dangerous complications in CKD. Without immediate controlled, they can cause death quickly.
2. You are your Saviour
Make the data to lifespan of CKD as a reference, but not the result of yourself. Even in the same conditions and get same treatment, diet management, the lifespan can also different. Why? Because you make your own choice. Your lifespan is just controlled in your hands. Choose a right treatment, a personalized diet management and be optimistic! This will help you make a difference! Remember, you are your savirour! Your family and your doctor are just your assistant.
3. Confidence is more important than treatments
Never be confused about this sentence. Your emotion plays an important role in managing your chronic kidney disease. And this is why mental care is applied into medical field. Telling yourself that you can fight off the disease everyday will lead to a better outcome in lifespan.
Nobody can tell you how long you can live with CKD stage 4, because you are the only one who can make the decision. Thereby, forget the data of lifespan and begin to find a right treatment and a Healthy Living.