What does 6% kidney function mean? How long can I live with 6% kidney function without dialysis? Once diagnosed with kidney disease, if left alone, the kidney function will decline continually. 6% kidney function means that most of the kidney functions have lost and the patients are in End-Stage Renal Disease. That is to say, the kidney fails to work.
What will happen with 6% kidney function?
Normally, kidney plays a very important role in maintaining our health. First, it has the strong function of metabolism, and helps our bodies eliminate the metabolites and toxins though urine. Besides, it also has endocrine function, such as secreting renin, prostaglandins and stimulated peptide to adjust blood pressure; EPO can stimulate the bone marrow hematopoiesis, active vitamin D3 can adjust calcium-phosphorus metabolism. In addition, kidneys also can adjust fluid and acid-base and keep them balance. Thus, we can see that 6% kidney function (most kidney function loss) can cause metabolic disorders, water-sodium retention, toxins and wastes accumulating in body.
How long can I live with 6% kidney function without dialysis?
When it comes to the life expectancy, it is different from patients with patients because it is affected by many factors, such as age, physical condition, symptoms, complications, lifestyle and so on. In general, the patients with 6% kidney function usually receive Dialysis to prolong life span. However, many patients do no want to choose dialysis due to many causes. In China, there are many natural treatments for End-Stage Kidney Disease, such as Immunotherapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, foot bath therapy, etc. These therapies can help you avoid the pain caused by surgery and can motivate your left kidneys to work as well as repair the damaged kidney to improve the renal function.
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