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    What Can I Do with 50% Kidney Function

    2014-08-29 03:39| Font Size A A A

    What Can I Do with 50% Kidney FunctionIf you are diagnosed to be a kidney disease patient with 50% renal function, what can you do for yourself? What does mean of this condition? Well, let’s have a look at this passage.

    The normal function of the kidneys

    Our kidneys are important organs to our body and they do a lot of work to guarantee our body health. Most people have two kidneys which can help remove excess water and waste products from the body. In addition, kidneys control water balance in the body they help to keep blood pressure well-controlled.The kidneys also produce necessary hormones and chemicals. They are responsible for promoting the production of erythropoietin which is necessary for red blood cell production, while an active form of vitamin D maintains calcium in the body.

    What does mean of 50% kidney function?

    Kidney function is determined by the GFR (glomerular filtration rate). According to it, kidney disease is divided into five stages. A kidney function of 50 percent is within the parameters of stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this stage, there is moderate drop on renal function. Having 50 percent kidney function does not require intervention, but ensuring that kidney function is not declining is necessary. Because that our kidneys have strong compensatory ability and half of renal function can guarantee our body health. It is a critical period to take immediate and effective treatment to stop or at least delay the progression of illness condition.

    What Can I do with half of renal function?

    -Make sure that you always turn up to hospital to do regular tests in order to monitor illness condition.

    -Monitor your blood pressure at any time and place.

    -Try to do moderate exercise and keep your body weight down.

    -Develop a friendly-kidney diet including low-protein diet, low-sodium diet, low-phosphorus diet and so on.

    -Try to TCM including Chinese medical herbs, Medicated Bath, Acupuncture, Circle Therapy and so on.

    The mentioned above are all available ways you can do for preventing the further damage on kidneys. If you have anything unclear, please talk with our online doctors directly or email to

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