How to Prolong Life Expectancy of Patients with Stage 5 Renal Failure
In stage 5 of Renal Failure, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines below than 15 ml/min and the creatinine level is extremely high. In this stage, the patients have already started dialysis or are preparing for it. However, dialysis is no use for improving renal function at all. Therefore, it also can not prolong the patients’ life expectancy.
Dialysis can only take over a small proportion of kidney function. It can only clear up the macromolecular harmful substances, but the left substances still remain in blood and do further damage to kidneys. As the residual renal function becomes less and less, the patients have to increase the dialysis frequency gradually. Meanwhile, the patients have to deal with a series of troublesome complications like hypotension, heart disease, infection and so on. These complications will certainly shorten the life expectancy of the patients with stage 5 of Renal Failure.
Also if the patients are complicated with serious heart diseases and other vascular diseases as well as high blood pressure, high potassium level in blood and renal ischemia, these also can shorten their life expectancy. Moreover, if the patients are accompanied with severe vascular diseases, they generally are not recommended to take dialysis because dosage of immunosuppressive agents can aggravate the diseases.
For the patients with stage 5 Renal Failure, their kidneys are impaired seriously. To prolong the life expectancy of the patients, they should restore the damaged kidney so as to improve the renal function. Here Immunotherapy is recommended to the patients with stage 5 Renal Failure.
Immunotherapy is a kind of biotherapy and does not have side effects on the patients. In this way, the renal function will improve greatly. As a result, the life expectancy of the patients with stage 5 Renal Failure will be prolonged effectively.
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