End stage kidney failure is one severe disorder in which kidneys fail to work normally. Faced by a series of health problems, patients must wonder how long they can live with end stage renal disease. Do you know the answer?
At end stage or stage 5, kidneys are functioning at 15% or less. As kidneys lose their ability to remove extra fluid, waste products and toxins, a lot of kidney-related problems appear. They are high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorder, proteinuria, high potassium level, renal bone disease, anemia, and so on. Some of them are life-threatening and may shorten patients’ life expectancy largely.
Since patients’ medical condition changes from person to person, their lifespan is quite different. If luckily, patients can live with kidney failure for more than 20 years. On the contrary, some patients can only live with kidney failure within one year. From this point, we suggest kidney failure patients to prolong their life expectancy actively.
What managements can they take? No matte how high patients’ kidney function, some methods can help improve patients’ life quality usefully.
- Follow a correct diet plan and healthy lifestyle: This can help slow down the progression of kidney failure and manage kidney-related complications. The meal plan and living habits should be modified along with patients’ illness condition.
- Manage kidney-related complications: In addition to the underlying causes, many complications will speed up the progression of kidney disease. For example, if patients have high blood pressure, they should take anti-hypertensive medicines to lower high blood pressure timely.
- Improve kidney condition: Many therapies, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Clear Blood Pollution Therapy, and so on, can help repair damaged kidney cells and reverse kidney damage effectively. To learn which therapy is suitable for you, you can consult the doctor online.