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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 Life Expectancy
No: It could be dangerous. If you have issues with excess potassium you may be placing yourself in harms way by juicing since many fruits and vegetables are already high in potassium. You should concentrate on a low sodium diet. About obesity and tobacco. Keep blood pressure under control. Exercise on a regular basis. Limit phosphorus intake. Following up regularly with your nephrologist. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could be more fatal. If you were to ask what could be more debilitating or what could compromise quality of life more-- it has to be CKD stage 4. They are yet to invent dialyzersctgat you could carry in your purse like an inhaler. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Neither disease is fatal if they are stable. However, stage 4 kidney disease tends to worsen to stage 5 disease which can be fatal. The worsening bronchitis depends on the cause (for example, common bacterial infection versus TB or not receiving the right antibiotics). Kidney disease is more likely than bronchitis to worsen without good compliance with medicines and diet and is more serious. ...Read more
I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?
Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consistent resistance training. With your condition, you can work out but avoiding increasing your protein intake is crucial to keeping your kidneys stable. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic kidney disease stage 4 .... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?
I just found out my father has stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Can you please tell me what that means and how I can help my father?
Renal failure: Stage 4 kidney disease means that there is not enough kidney function for normal health and patient needs dialysis or kidney transplant. See the site below for details. Your father will appreciate your support. http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad (62 years) has a stage IV chronic kidney disease.If there is a chance of kidney transplant can I (girl 19 years) donate kidney to him?
You can ask: Kidney donation depends both on your own basic health & the suitability of the tissue match. At 19 most states would give you the power of consent. You would undergo an evaluation to be sure you had two healthy kidneys. The rest is up to the team & sorting out all the family issues that give us all headaches. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not. In fact, if you do not have a real diagnosis, such as kidney damage from high blood pressure or diabetes, or glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis, be skeptical about the whole thing. At your age, creatinine levels can be up for a variety of reasons. When I was bodybuilding, mine ran 1.6-1.8 with perfectly good kidneys. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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