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    How to Improve 18% GFR for Stage 4 CKD Patients

    2015-08-14 03:59| Font Size A A A

    How to Improve 18% GFR for Stage 4 CKD Patients CKD Stage 4 is one of advanced stages of chronic kidney disease and GFR (glomerular filtration rate) ranges from 15 to 29. In the stage, patients will suffer more and more. As a result, Dialysis or Kidney Transplant will be applied. One of concerned questions is to how to improve renal function. Here we will talk about how to improve 18% GFR for patients with stage 4 kidney disease?

    As the mentioned above, at Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, kidneys are functioning at 15%-29%. Kidneys can still filter blood by themselves although not so efficiently. In the condition, what we should do is to protect the remaining kidney function tissues and stop the aggravation of kidney disease. As long as this is achieved, patients with Stage 4 CKD can avoid Dialysis successfully.

    Diet Therapy

    In order to protect and improve remaining renal function, patients are suggested to have renal diet plan including low-protein diet, low-sodium diet, low-phosphours and potassium diet as well as high-vitamin diet.

    However, it just as the assistant therapy. To treat kidney disease, the treatment should focus on the underlying cause. No matter which is the underlying cause of Stage 4 CKD, lack of blood and oxygen in kidneys can cause kidney function to lose gradually. Nephrologist from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Center introduce the following treatments. To know more details, please email to

    Medicated Bath

    Adding some herbs into bath water can make effective ingredients of herbal medicines permeate into the body via skin, so Medicated Bath can help manage patients’ illness condition effectively.

    Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

    Adding some herbs into bath water can make effective ingredients of herbal medicines permeate into the body via skin, so Medicated Bath can help manage patients’ illness condition effectively.


    It is reported that many types of chronic kidney disease are caused by immune disorder. In this case, Immunotherapy is recommended. Through six steps, this therapy can remove immune complexes from the body, repair damaged kidney cells and prevent the relapse of kidney disease.

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