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Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure(CRF)

Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure is a severe stage of kidney disease with Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) falling at 15-30ml/min. The patients have their kidney function severely declined which can cause systemic symptoms. The patients at this stage, on the hand, should take special care for dietary, lifestyle modifications to control the illness condition and avoid burdening kidneys; on the other hand, receive treatments that improve the kidneys and avoid threatening complications.

As kidney function deteriorates, metabolic wastes can accumulate in bloodstream to cause a medical condition called as "Uremia". As the kidneys can not as effectively produce erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates production red blood cells, the patients at stage 4 Kidney failure will develop anemia. The kidneys regulate levels of electrolytes, and in stage 4 kidney failure it is common the patients have high potassium, high phosphorus, low calcium, high sodium, etc. High potassium may cause irregular heartbeats, high sodium worsens fluid retention and elevates blood pressure, and elevated phosphorus can cause unhealthy bones.

Stage 4 Kidney Failure with GFR 21: When Is Dialysis Started

Chronic kidney disease is divided into five stages according to GFR levels. Yes, GFR 21 can tell the condition is already in stage 4 CKD, also known as stage 4 kidney failure. Perhaps you have already been suggested to begin dialysis treatm...Read More

Diet Options for Stage 4 Kidney Failure

Kidney function is severely decreased to only 15-29 percent of normal function in stage 4 kidney failure. The diet goals at this stage should help minimize symptoms and help maintain adequate nutrient intake to prevent weight loss and malnu...Read More

Natural Medicine for Stage 4 CKD

What are the natural medicines for stage 4 CKD? Western medicines like steroid drugs and immunosuppressive agents are commonly used in clinic to treat kidney disease by relieving symptoms. Compared with these western medicines, natural medi...Read More

Is Dialysis a Must for the Patients with CKD Stage 4

Are you afraid of dialysis? Are you worried about dialysis? Is dialysis a must for the patients with CKD 4? The answer is no. In the following, I want to share with you some information about the patients with CK4. Most people in the world...Read More

Can Stage 4 Kidney Disease Patient Drink Cranberry Juice

Cranberries are very nutritious, and drinking cranberry juice is one way to benefit from these nutrients. However can stage 4 kidney disease patient drink cranberry juice? As we all know, a healthy diet is commonly recommended to kidney dis...Read More

Living With Stage 4 CKD

It is more likely that someone with stage 4 CKD will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future. A person living with stage 4 CKD has elevated kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-2...Read More

Non-specific and Specific Symptoms of CKD Stage 4

Knowing detailed information about non-specific and specific symptoms of CKD stage 4 can help patients and doctors to make the proper treatment plan. Non-specif Symptoms of CKD Stage4 Non-specific symptoms means that they can not only affec...Read More

How Long To Live with Stage 4 Kidney Failure

What is the life span if we are unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 kidney failure? Stage 4 kidney failure is a relatively serious illness condition and it develops to end stage renal disease (ESRD) directly if left alone. And at that time...Read More

Stage 4 Kidney Disease: Can It Be Cured

Patients with stage 4 kidney disease want to know whether they can be cured. To be honest, stage 4 kidney disease can not be cured. So some people may say, Why do I have to receive treatment since it can not be cured ? It is just waste mone...Read More

Stage 4 Kidney Failure: Is There Any Hope To Get Better

Is there any hope for stage 4 kidney failure patients to get better? We all know we are more closer from end stage kidney failure once kidney disease develops to stage 4. Patients are suggested to make preparation for dialysis or kidney tra...Read More

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