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    Can Patients with GFR 20 Have Another Ten Years’ Life Expectancy

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    Can Patients with GFR 20 Have Another Ten Years’ Life ExpectancyGFR 20 is a very low GFR level, and CKD patients may be curious about their prognosis if their GFR level is 20. Many patients will be curious about this: can patients live another ten years with GFR 20?

    Chronic kidney disease will damage patient’s kidney function gradually, and kidney is an significant organ for our body health, so that will lead patients to have many abnormal signs and symptoms. Reduced GFR is an important sign for patients with CKD as their kidney function is damaged gradually by their kidney disease. In fact, CKD is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, and when CKD patients have GFR 20, they are in CKD stage 4.

    Even though patient’s kidney damage is very severe when their GFR level is 20, there is not an exact answer to this question, because many factors can affect patient’s prognosis.

    For patients with GFR 20, they are going to be in the end stage of CKD, of which GFR range is below 15ml/min, and most patients will need to take dialysis at this time. In fact, most patients may have severe complciations with GFR, and that can damage patient’s prognosis obviously. Besides, factors like nursing care, treatment, diet and life habits can also affect patient’s prognosis obviously.

    In fact, if patients can have well control on their condition, it is possible for them to live another ten years. There are lots of nephrons just in a damaged state, and they can be repaired if proper treatments can be taken. Besides, even for patients with dialysis, it is normal for them to live on dialysis for more than ten years, and there are aslo people who can live on dialysis for more than ten years.

    Thereby, if patient’s condition is not very severe, and if they can accept proper treatment and nursing care, and have right diet plan and life habits, it is possible for them to live another ten years.

    Kidney diseas always causes complicated problems, and patients should take measures positively to deal with their condition. If you need any help, you can contact our online experts. We will do what we can to help you.


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