What is the life expectancy for stage 4 chronic kidney disease(CKD)

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There are five stages of chronic kidney disease. At stage 4, severe kidney damage has happened. At this stage, it is very important toslow the loss of kidney function by following your treatment plan, and managing other problems like high blood pressure or heart disease.A lot of people are intrigued about stage 4 kidney disease life expectancy. After all, as the second most advanced form of this disease, it cannot be avoided that a certain amount of fearis associated with its presence.

Generally speaking, dialysis can enable another 2-5 years for end stage renal failure patients. For stage 4 patients, dialysis can help them avoid some life-threatening risks such as hyperkalaemia, heart failure, etc. If they can receive more effective treatment besides dialysis to improve their kidney functions and maintain kidney function above 10% and maintain certain amount of urine, they can stay in this stage for years without progressing into the end stage renal failure.

Dealing with chronic kidney disease is surely a complicated task. But with the right course of treatment, one can survive it. It’s relieving to know that there are different ways to increase stage 4 kidney disease life expectancy.

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