How can you tell when in stage 5 kidney failure? Stage 5 kidney failure is the last stage of both chronic kidney disease and acute kidney disease. It is a dangerous condition as it may involve all the body systems and cause various health problems. However, the problem is many people do not know how to tell if they are in stage 5 kidney failure.
How can you tell when in stage 5 kidney failure
1. More discomforts in stage 5 kidney failure
Since stage 5 kidney failure is the most severe illness condition, patients usually have more discomforts compared with those who are in stage 4. Usually, they experience severe nausea, vomiting, itching skin, shortness of breath, pulmonary edema, diarrhea, mental problem and even coma. In some cases, stage 4 kidney failure patients also experience these discomforts and when their illness develop to stage 5, these symptoms become more serious.
2. GFR is lower than 15
Chronic Kidney Disease is divided into 5 stages according to GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) and stage 5 is marked by GFR lower than 15.
Is it possible for reverse stage 5 kidney failure to stage 4?
Many patients have the conception that kidney failure can not be reversed. Actually, this is only partially true. Stage 5 kidney failure is incurable and can not be reversed back to normal, however, this does not mean it can not be reversed back to stage 4.
For an individual with stage 5 kidney failure, most of their kidney tissues have been injured and also some of them are necrotic. Necrotic kidney intrinsic cells have lost all their working ability and as of now it is impossible for us to bring them back to life. But for these which are injured but still have a certain working ability, it is possible for us to repair them and help them to function properly again by activating them and strengthening their self-repairing ability with some Chinese medicines. Also, for this reason, it is possible for some dialysis patients to get off dialysis through comprehensive treatment.
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