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Factors Affecting Life Expectancy of Kidney Disease Patients

For both ordinary people and kidney disease patients, their biggest concern must be how long can I live. In this article, we will talk about factors affecting the life expectancy, which will benefit people with kidney disease a lot.

1. Primary disorders

For people with high blood pressure, diabetes, infections or heart disease, they have high risks of developing kidney disease. If these primary disorders can not be controlled well, kidney damage will become more severe. As a consequence, their life span will be influenced to a large extent.

2. Eating habits

To be frank, keeping a healthy diet is very important for kidney disease patients. If they eat too much salt, protein, fat, potassium or phosphorus, these two “blood-cleaners” have to work harder and harder to maintiain normal operation of our body. In this case, kidney damage will be intensified.

3. Lack of medical care

Honestly speaking, patients’ lifespan can be reduced due to lack of medical care. And this issue can be explained in the following aspects:

☆ Sometimes, people may take nephrotoxic drugs, which may cause damage to the kidneys.

☆ Kidney disease is usually hard to control. Besides, it usually cost too much. Thereby, proper treatment time may be delayed.

☆ In clinic, Western drugs, dialysis or kidney transplant are common choices for kidney disease patients. However, due to their inability to repair the injured renal cells, kidney function will continue to decrease.

4. Psychological factor

When plagued by various discomforts like swelling, high blood pressure, anemia, back pain, etc, kidney disease patients may take a negative attitude towards life. And this will affect their life span to a large degree.

After the above analysis about factors affecting life expectancy of kidney disease patients, we sincerely hope you have gained a lot. For detailed info, please leave us a message below.

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