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How Long Can Stage 5 CKD with Dialysis

2014-08-12 19:22| Font Size A A A

How Long Can Stage 5 CKD with DialysisStage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease is thought to be the most advanced stage of kidney disease and can be life-threatening. In order to sustain the life span, dialysis may be the first option for ESRD (end stage renal disease). Well then, how long can they live with dialysis?

If you happen to be a kidney disease patient, surely you are familiar with GFR (glomerular filtration rate). According to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stage and the lower GFR is, the more serious kidney damage will be. As for stage 5 kidney disease, the GFR is less than 15 ml/min which means that kidney has nearly lost all of functions and fail to work normally. Consequently, more body health problems will occur, such as high blood pressure, severe swelling, massive proteinuria, hematuria, fatigue, anemia, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea and so on. Untreated, all of them can become fatal factors. In most countries, doctor will advice patients undergo dialysis.

Dialysis is a kidney replacement treatment. When your kidney cannot work well, it can help kidneys to discharge more metabolic products and toxins from the body fastly and effectively. Also it can keep the electrolyte balance and control your blood pressure. Even so, for the question about how long stage 5 kidney disease live with dialysis, there is no specific answer. Because life span depends on the degree of illness condition and dialysis, patients’ age, etc. Generally speaking, some statistics show that about 80% people can survive 1 year, 64% can survive 2 years, 33% can survive 5 years and 10% can survive 10 years.

When you see that these numbers, please don’t give up. Surely, if you take immediate and effective treatment, you can live a longer life than your exception. To prolong your life, dialysis is not enough and long-term dialysis can be cause a series of side effects. You can try our Immunotherapy which is a combination of western medicines and Chinese medicines. If you are interested in this treatment, our online doctors will give you more info or you can contact us by emailing to

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