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    How Long Can Renal Failure Patients with GFR 16 Live

    2014-05-18 08:32| Font Size A A A

    How Long Can Renal Failure Patients with GFR 16 LiveChronic kidney disease is a progressive disease, which means patient’s kidney function will be damaged gradually, and it will cause patients to have many health problems in this process.

    GFR is an important standard to assess patient’s renal condition, and the severer patient’s kidney damage is, the lower GFR will be. Well then, if patients with kidney disease have GFR 16, how long can they live?

    What does GFR 16 mean?

    GFR means how much blood has been filtered by kidney in unit time, and for healthy people, their GFR level can reach 120ml/min. Thereby, when patient’s GFR level is 16, patient’s kidney damage is already very severe at this point.

    In fact, chronic kidney disease is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, and the GFR range of the end stage kidney failure is below 15ml/min. Thereby, patients with GFR 16 are going to be in the end stage of kidney failure.

    How long can renal failure patients with GFR 16 live?

    The prognosis of patients with GFR is decided by many factors, and there is no exact answer for single patient. For example, for patients with GFR 16, factors like habitus, complications, treatment conditions, nursing care and life habits, etc, can affect patient’s prognosis obviously.

    In fact, if patients can have well treatments and nursing care, and if they do not have severe complications in their body at the same time, they can have much better prognosis. But some patients may already severe complications, like renal osteopathy, cardiovascular diseases, etc, and patient’s prognosis will be much worse at this point. Besides, patients with GFR 16 will need to accept Dialysis, which can prolong patient’s lifetime effectively. In fact, for most patients with GFR who are accepting dialysis, it is common for them to live about five years.

    Patients with GFR 16 should take measures positively to deal with their condition. If you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can leave us a message about your problem. We will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you.


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