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Medications For End Stage Renal Disease
Stage 4 RF: Stage 4 patients have GFR between 15 & 30. I approach this from the standpoint of preserving what kidney function you have, not life expectancy. Ways to do that - watch your diet and avoid foods that have lots of potassium and salt; limit protein intake; watch your weight; take all medicines prescribed; see your doctor regularly. Look here : http://www.Kidneyfailureweb.Com/prognosis/221.Html. ...Read more
What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney transplant + willing to cope and live a healthy lifestyle + follow available good advice are your best possible hope. Nonetheless, do something within our control now and don't waste time & energy to think & worry about what beyond our control. Best... ...Read more
Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for the space allotted here. Go to this link for the answer you are seeking: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314 If the patient is already on dialysis, have the patient ask the dietician at the patient's dialysis for a diet to follow. ...Read more
Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?
Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Signs that someone is nearing the end of life include weight loss, decreased speech (fewer than 6 words per day), need for medical interventions like IV fluids, frequent infections, not walking any longer and decreased interactivity with others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Go to this link and learn about a diet for dialysis patients: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314. It is best to ask the dietician at a dialysis center what diet should be followed, as diabetic patients' diets are different from those that are not diabetic. Good luck. ...Read more
Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more
Proteinuria: Early kidney disease can be detected by testing the urine for protein/albumin. There are many causes of proteinuria as this is called and your kidney doctor will help try to determine the cause and then suggest a treatment. Common treatment is blood pressure control.Also avoiding further harm to kidney function by avoiding otc medications like aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is their other treatment other than dialysis and transplant for chronic kidney disease ? At stage 4 ..... Is there medication available to repair ?
Treatment of CKD: At ckd stage 4, you do not need dialysis at present. If you ckd progresses to end stage renal disease, you will need to start on dialysis or have a transplant. You do not list that you have diabetes or hypertension, if the cause of your ckd is polycystic kidney disease, not much can be done for your decline into higher stages of ckd. Your nephrologist is the one to speak to about your prognosis. ...Read more
Depends: Life expectancy will depend on overall health and other medical issues. Patients with stage 4kidney disease are at a 6-8 fold increased risk of cardiovascular events compared to age matched controls. Cardiovascular risk reduction is key to prolonging. Good bp, diabetes control are important. Exercise and avoidance of obesity will help. Some patients live more than 20 years if the are healthy. ...Read more
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