If uncontrolled effectively, Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease may progress into end stage quickly. Then, patients may have to begin dialysis or kidney transplant. Therefore, patients must want to know the life expectancy of stage 4 kidney disease or how long they can live with Stage 4 CKD. Do you have a similar question?
The prognosis of stage 4 chronic kidney disease
In stage 4, kidneys are functioning at 15%~29% that can cause various symptoms and problems. Some of them are even life-threatening such as metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia, pulmonary edema, severe hypertension, and so on. In this case, patients’ life span is more likely to be shortened, and their prognosis may be bad. Besides, a unhealthy diet plan or lifestyle is another factor that can worsen Stage 4 CKD patients’ prognosis.
How long can patients live with stage 4 kidney disease?
Since these patients’ illness condition changes from person to person, their life expectancy is also quite different. If you are experiencing stage 4 kidney disease, you can send your test report to email@example.com or tell the Doctor online more about your illness condition. Therefore, kidney experts here can estimate your lifespan more accurately.
Faced by Stage 4 CKD, patients’ biggest concern should be to prolong their lifespan and improve their life quality.
How to achieve these goals?
Chronic kidney disease is one complicate disease to deal with. Therefore, to extend stage 4 kidney disease patients’ life expectancy, several methods are needed.
1. Arrange a kidney-friendly diet: A right diet plan can help manage patients’ symptoms and complications and slow down the progress of kidney disease to some extent. Besides, following a kidney-friendly meal plan can make patients live easier with their own kidneys.
2. Do gentle exercise regularly: Patients with Stage 4 CKD usually have low immune ability and high blood pressure. Doing exercise can help improve their immunity and control high blood pressure. However, if patients have severe hematuria, they should have rest in bed.
3. Control symptoms and complications tightly: If you have any symptom or complication, tell your doctor timely, so you can take effective treatments to manage them effectively.
4. Rebuild kidney structure: At present, some treatments such as Clear Blood Pollution Therapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can still help repair damaged but not necrotic kidney cells and improve patients’ kidney function. As long as kidney function level is above 15%, patients usually don’t have quite dangerous problems.
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