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I Am At 12% Kidney Function, But I Feel Fine. What Should I Do

I Am At 12% Kidney Function, But I Feel Fine. What Should I Do

If a patient only has 12% kidney function left, but there is no obvious symptom in his body, what should he do to deal with his condition?

As we know, how much kidney function is left for patient with kidney disease is defined according to his glomerular filtration rate (GFR). And for patient who has 12% kidney function left, his GFR is about 15ml/min. Which means his is in stage 5 kidney failure. What should he do if he do not have obvious symptoms in this condition?

In general, patient can take measures in these aspects:


Patient should consult his doctor and a dietitian and then make a diet plan that is based on his condition.

In making diet plan, there are several aspects that patients should pay attention to. Patient should take low amount but high-quality protein, and it is necessary for patient to have low sodium intake, which can help prevent some common complications like edema and hypertension. Besides, patient should remember to take high calory diet, which is helpful for protecting his kidney function, and can reduce the accumulation of wastes in his blood.

In addition, patient with kidney disease often has the disorder of some electrolytes like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, which can cause many symptoms. But for patient who do not have problem in these aspects, he do not need to have restriction, but patient should also be careful in preventing this disorders.

Life habit

Patient should make himself to have right life habits that are good for his health, like keeping good emotion, taking appropriate exercise regularly, do not smoking and drinking. Besides, patient will need to keep warm so as to prevent infection, and he should avoid tiredness and have enough rest. And good life habits can provide a great help for the improvement of patient’s health condition.


It is a very good situation that patient feel fine, but the truth is that patient’s kidneys are already damaged severely.

Thereby, patient needs to take examination regularly so as to learn his own condition in time, so he can take measures timely if his condition has any change.

In the end, if you still have any question in dealing with this aspect, you can can contact us,and we are willing to help you.

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