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14% kidney function indicate the condition has developed into end stage renal disease. In this case, some alternative therapies like dialysis or kidney transplant may be adopted to extend the survival period of patients. Well, what is the life expectancy for people with 14% kidney function?
Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in our body, they can not only help filter metabolic products, toxins and extra fluid out of the body, but also responsible for the production of red blood cells, adjustment of blood pressure, etc. Accompanied with 14% kidney function, the diseased kidneys fail to perform the aforesaid functions. As a consequence, a number of discomforts like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, swelling, high blood pressure, blood in urine may occur.
According to the statistics, the one-year survival rate for dialysis patients can be 80% and ten-year survival rate can be 10%. However, if dialysis is not adopted, they may live one to four weeks. Even if dialysis can be life-saving, some complications may affect the life span to a certain degree.
As for kidney transplant, the two difficult problems be a matched kidney and allograft rejection. What’ more, this treatment is risky and there can be some severe complications. If the operation is a success, the one-year survival rate can be above 90%. However, this does not mean every people with 14% kidney function can resort to this, actually, it depends on a lot of factors.
To be honest, even if about 86% kidney function has been lost, there is still hope to improve kidney function. Here, a set of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies can be a good choice. For instance, Hot Compress Therapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, foot bath therapy and so on. In the meantime, it is also essential to develop healthy diet, maintain healthy lifestyle, etc.
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