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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

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Dr. Rick Botelho
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ask your oncologist: This is a complicated question that no doctor can answer with the facts of your case. It depends on your response to your medical treatments.
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Possibly many years: Life expectancy depends on the rate of progression (many factors including medical and lifestyle interventions that might slow down the progression) and decisions on whether to pursue renal replacement therapy once reaches end-stage (that decision may depend on overall health, functional status, ability to tolerate various interventions, etc). Overall shorter than the average public lifespans.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Life expectancy for stage 4 kidney disease?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. However, if the kidney disease is progressing rapidly, it can be associated with more complications (anemia, bone disease, end stage renal disease with dialysis). It is important to follow closely with a nephrologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
40grams protein diet: And low phosphrus diet (no cola, chocolate, hard beans, and dairy) also, low salt diet at 2000 mg sodium or less/ 24hrs and control calories per instructions if diabetes is present. Of course this patient sees a nephrologist and you can get more details from him or her or a dietitian.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is stage 4 kidney disease usually?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ml/min. It is likely someone with stage 4 CKD will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future.

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