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    How Long Can You Live With A GFR 12

    2014-04-19 02:44| Font Size A A A

    How Long Can You Live With A GFR 12For patients with kidney disease, their nephrons can be damaged by the inflammatory reaction in kidney, or they can be damaged by the squeezing of enlarged kidney. As a result, the filtering ability of kidney will be damaged, and then patient’s GFR will be lowered. The lower GFR patient has, the severer his kidney damage is.

    GFR 12 is a very low value, which means patient’s kidney function is damaged severely. Well then, for patients with GFR 12, how long can they live?

    What can we know from GFR 12?

    For heathy people, their GFR can reach 120ml/min, so GFR level 12 is very low. Besides, kidney disease is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, and the GFR range of stage 5 CKD is below 15ml/min, so if patients have GFR 12, that means they are in CKD stage 5.

    In fact, our kidney function has strong metabolic ability, and half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee our body health. So, patients will not have healthy problems if their GFR level is above 60. But for patients with GFR 12, their condition is still too severe, and severe complications may appear at this point.

    How long can patients live with GFR 12?

    If patients with kidney disease have GFR level 12, their prognosis is different from patient to patient, because every patient has his own condition to deal with.

    In fact, most patients will need dialysis at this point, because the metabolic disorders in patient’s body can be very severe that may cause dangerous complications in patient’s body. To correct the metabolic imbalances, dialysis will be necessary. For most patients, it is not a problem for them to live another five or more years with dialysis and other treatments. But if patients do not accept treatments and dialysis, they may just have several months to live.

    Thereby, when patient’s GFR is too low, they can have many health problems in their body, and it is better for patients to take measures in advance to protect their condition. Besides, if you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can contact our online experts, and we will do what we can to help you.


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