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What Could Be Done If You Have 20% Function of Your Kidney

2016-01-24 14:01| Font Size A A A

What Could Be Done If You Have 20% Function of Your KidneyA person with 20% renal function definitely means he has been in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. In the stage, most patients are told to make preparation for dialysis or kidney transplant in the near further. Well then, what could be done if you have 20% function of your kidney?

How serious is 20% renal function for a person?

As we all know, kidney is a great organ in our body that help move wastes , toxins and excessive water from the body, keep electrolyte balance and make some hormones. Due to kidneys’ strong compensatory ability, kidneys can still do a good job even though only 5% kidney function remains. However, with 20% renal function, the patient’s kidneys have been damaged severely. If uncontrolled effectively, the patient’s renal function will continue to decline. Once renal function drops to 15% or less, patients have to rely on dialysis or kidney transplant to live.

Aside from dialysis, what could be still done?

Actually, if you can take effective treatments as soon as possible, you will have great chance to avoid dialysis; if you are on dialysis, you still can take the effective joint-therapy to reduce frequent dialysis, thus getting rid of dialysis. You are suggested to do the following things:

1. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

It is an external application of herbal medicine that is applied on Shenshu acupoint. The active ingredients in the treatment can help dilate blood vessels, fight against inflammation, prevent coagulation, degrade extracellular matrix, which can help impaired kidneys get enough blood and oxygen to function adequately. When kidneys work better and better, dialysis will be reduced from the root.

2. Have a balanced diet plan

Diet is the most basic therapy in protecting residual renal function. In order to reduce the kidneys’ burden, it is important to have a low-protein diet, low-salt diet, low-potassium diet, low-phosphorus diet, high vitamin diet and so on.

3. Healthy lifestyles

In order to strengthen curative effects of medical treatments, it is great importance to have healthy lifestyles. As for more details, you can email to us at to renal-disease@hotmail.com or leave a message below directly and we will do our best to help you!



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