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What happens to a person who has only 14% of kidney function? Frankly, 14% of kidney function is so poor that the kidneys cannot function properly. It does mean that your illness disease has progressed into end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Kidney Failure. Now, for the question, let’s have a discussion.
The overall view of 14% kidney function.
As we all know, GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is a reliable measurement which can correctly reflect how well your kidneys are functioning. Usually, the normal GFR is about 90-120, while when your kidneys are damaged, your may suffer from decreased GFR, namely decreased renal function. The condition can tell us the kidney damage has entered into Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease, the last and most advanced stage of kidney disease.
What happens to person who has 14% kidney function?
American Kidney Foundation guidelines recommend kidney disease patients start dialysis or kidney transplant when their kidney function drops to 15% or less. Dialysis is a kidney replacement therapy but not repairing damage kidney function. It can help remove excess waste products from the body, but long-term dialysis easily bring many side effects for users. Usually, the longer people undergo dialysis, the less their kidney function. However, whether you need dialysis or not depends on your specific illness condition. As a patient with stage 5 kidney disease, if you still have some certain urine output, which means there still has blood flow in kidneys. Then you still have hope to get rid of dialysis.
Then, aside from dialysis, what else can we do?
In modern medical area, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital owns the advanced medical equipment and characterized treatments come from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy aims at repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function through anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degradation, extend blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, promoting DNA replication of damaged inherent cells and providing nutrition for damaged kidneys. In order to avoid the damage to gastrointestinal tract and prevent the efficiency of medicines losing, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is applied externally. Foreign patients describe it as Chinese massage, very comfortable. There is no doubt life expectancy of 14% kidney function will be improved with the recovery of renal function.
We can see not all stage 5 kidney disease patients must accept dialysis. If you or your loved are suffering from the condition, please feel free to chat with our Online Doctor or leave a message below.