I need to find more out my dad is at stage 4 kidney failure and I want to know all the possible treatment methods. How can we help him avoid dialysis? Please advice.
Hi, I am so sorry to hear your father is suffering from kidney failure. Now he is in a crucial stage, as this is the only chance for him to avoid dialysis.
About the treatment for stage 4 kidney failure, I’d like to give you the following suggestions:
1. Please bring all his symptoms like elevated blood pressure, proteinuria and anemia under control, because these abnormal physical condition can worsen his illness condition and push him to dialysis early. In clinic, many antihypertensives like ACE inhibitors, ARBs, Diuretics and Beta-blockers can be used to control blood pressure into normal ranges and some of these medicines like ACE inhibitors also show effects in remitting proteinuria. Besides, erythropoietin therapy and iron replacement therapy can be applied to deal with anemia. With different illness condition, patients need to take different medicines and therapies. Therefore, about the exact usage of medicine, you can consult his doctor directly. Also, you can tell me more about his illness condition and I will try to give you more specific suggestions according to his illness condition.
2. Please arrange his diet scientifically. For people with stage 4 kidney failure, aside from medical treatment, diet changes are also necessary. In general, they need to limit protein intake (usually 0.4grams of protein per pound of body weight a day), salt intake, potassium intake and phosphorus intake according to their illness condition.
For your father, how about his potassium and phosphorus level? If lab tests show high levels of potassium and phosphorus level, please avoid foods like banana and spinage which are high in potassium and phosphorus.
3. Also, your father can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which will help him improve kidney function. You know stage 4 kidney failure will move to stage 5 (end stage) when more kidney tissues are necrotic and fail to work properly. Effective ingredients in micro-Chinese medicines can help to protect the residual kidney tissues and kidney function, which will help to stop stage 4 kidney failure from progressing. As long as stage 4 kidney failure is stopped, dialysis will be avoided. This treatment causes no side effects, so your father can have a try about it.
I only can give you some general treatment suggestions as the information you provided is limited. If you want to get more suggestions, please feel free to consult our consultant online directly.
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