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What Is Stage 3 Kidney Disease Life Expectancy
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. ...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
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 more
Depends: But mild renal impairment in a 90 year old is commonplace. I suspect that if otherwise healthy, the 90 year old will die with renal impairment, not of it. ...Read more
Longevity and ESRD: Patients on dialysis live shorter than their age matched persons not on dialysis. The life expectancy is dependent of the underlying disease, diabetes usually live on dialysis for a shorter period of time than do non-diabetic dialysis patients. You should ask the patient's nephrologist (n) for a better estimate of the patient's expectant life span. The n is better equipped to answer your question. ...Read more
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on Healthrap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking about, who could a better answer. ...Read more
No straight answer: if your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. if the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more consistent with what people on dialysis get. and that can be pretty good if everything remains ideal. at some point kidney transplant may be an attractive option if there is no contraindication to the surgery which is involved in transplant. ...Read more
Here are some...: On average, some 40% of patients with PKD, by age 60, will not have kidney failure, which is the worst risk to life. But, a basket of gifts from healthy lifestyle without overindulgence + available good medical advice + willingness to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty + hope to get kidney transplant will render patients the best possible help and hope. Best wish... ...Read more
Normal if controlled: Ckd stage 3 is usually caused by underlying medical disease such as diabetes, HTN and/or renal tones. If your medical diseases are well controlled, then your kidney disease is likely to worsen and you can have a normal life span. It is all about controlling and managing what got you to stage 3 kidney disease to improve your life expectancy. ...Read more
Moderate CKD: In stage 3 chronic kidney disease(ckd) the amount of filtration of the kidney drops to1/3-1/2. Gfr. ...Read more
Loss of function: Kidneys of human body has millions of microscopic filters to eliminate waste , called glomurali , due to diabetes , blood pressure , and age etc we lose them , non reversible filtration rate will decrease , as more of them are gone, ultimately leads to end stage renal failure dialysis is required , , stage iii a rate will be 45-59 ml/mint in stage iii b will be 30 - 44 ml/ mnt. ...Read more
With caution.: Caution is recommend with Cialis use in patients with decreased kidney function. Dosing of Cialis needs to be adjusted in kidney disease, and is based on gfr. Stage 3 represents a GFR of 30-59ml/min. The dose is 5mg once per day max. For kidney function worse than this, 5mg once every 72 hours is possible, but not recommended. ...Read more
Under 2 liters: Under 65-70 ounces total. Not over 70 ounces. Note if you have swelling, you are drinking too much. ...Read more
Cialis in Stage 3: Yes, it is. See your nephrologist and he will tell you that the only absolute contraindication against taking drugs like Cialis is using nitrates. This is because nitrates lower blood pressure by vasodiliation. Kidney function, at any level, is not a problem taking drugs like cialis. ...Read more
No single answer: It can range from "never", to "few months" in the worst case scenario. There are red flags that are predictive of a worst outcome like uncontrolled blood pressure or massive amounts of protein in the urine. There are some equations that can help nephrologists make a reasonable prediction, but they are not quite as good as crystal balls! ...Read more
I tested at a level of stage 3 kidney disease last week (gfr 43). What is the likelihood when retested this week that it would be "normal?"
Class 3 CKD: Your question is better answered by a nephrologist (n). At your age, it is not likely your GFR will improve. For a 77 year old female, you have well preserved kidney function. Improvements are possible in a low grf if there is some reversible cause responsible for it. Patients on advil-like drugs can have improved renal function if they come off them, for example. See a n for more information. ...Read more
You can postpone: Besides age of 56 need to know your GFR , associated systemic diseases . You are diabetic , and hypertensive you they are culprits must bring them to normal levels , with best care , reduced protein -urea if your GFR is 36 or so ( higher is better ) you loose 1% per year under best care , now you calculate and postpone for 5 or more years good luck. ...Read more
Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 CKD can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that's needed to overcome this. However, this can worsen as the kidney disease progresses. Since the colon is responsible for up to 60% of potassium excretion in patients with advanced kidney disease, you need to work closely with your doc to avoid this. ...Read more
Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have significant interactions with cialis. Also other disorders such as heart disease common in patients with kidney disease may limit your use of this medication. I urge you to check with your doctor to make sure that Cialis is safe for you. Take care. ...Read more
Last january my gluclose was 93 now 4 months later 109 is that kind of jump normal or with my stage 3 kidney disease it is? seems like a fast jump
As much as you pass: If you drink more than your urine output, you will develop swelling. You will find rationing intake under 2 quarts per day is fair enough. This includes all oral liquids even moisture in food. Do not pay attention to people who tell you to drink much to flush kidneys. This will only cause swelling and possibly heart failure if you at risk for it. ...Read more
My son is age 25 is in stage 3 kidney disease. His biopsy said something about a thickened bladder wall. What does this mean?
Chronic inflammation: The tissue of the bladder which includes the lining and the muscle layer becomes swollen and scarred in response to chronic inflammation or chronic straining to void, especially if there is mild narrowing of the urethra. Causes of kidney disease are multiple, but repeated infection and also reflux of urine from bladder back to kidney are common. ...Read more
Why is caution recommend when talking Cialis 20mg for.A.Person.With improving stage 3 kidney disease?
Fluid balance: Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, can active affect your fluid balance and flow through your kidney, bladder, as well as have effects on your prostate and potentially urine flow. If you have heart failure it can have implications for your heart. Very important to talk to your doctor to discuss these interactions before taking cialis. ...Read more
I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?
Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...Read more
I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?
Yes: It can definitely cause anemia in what we call anemia of inflammation. It is also known as anemia of chronic disease. The kidneys secrete an important hormone called erythopoetin which helps with the production of red blood cells. For this reason, you have anemia of chronic disease. You should definitely have iron studies drawn and see if you are a candidate for medication. ...Read more
I have 2 herniated disc in my lower back plus stage 3 kidney disease. Been taking tramadol for back, not working no more. What meds you recommend?
Tramadol: In my experience, tramadol will not be the drug of choice to effectively alleviate your lower back pain as a result of 2 levels of lumbar disc herniation. Contact your prescribed physician to discuss for possible medication modification. If your physician is uncomfortable to prescribe controlled narcotic pain medication, have him or her refer you to a pain management specialist. ...Read more
Mom with DLB diagnosed with benign tumor on adrenal gland in February. One month later I'm told she has Stage 3 Kidney Disease based on blood work. ?
Not sure: Dx of a benign adrenal tumor is made on scan with a solitary small nodule in adrenal. Occassionally known mets to adrenal appear as small nodules iel lung, melanoma, breast to adrenal. If kidney tumor was present it would have shown up on scan. Dx of kidney cancer not made on blood test, there is no marker for kidney. Angiogram, PET/CAT and bx of lesion used to make dx. ...Read more
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate (folic acid) to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
Go ahead: They are unlikely to do you any good or any harm. Both are normal components found in most everything that you eat. ...Read more
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