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Life Expectancy With GFR Of 14 In FSGS

Life Expectancy With GFR Of 14 In FSGSGFR ( Glomerular Filtration Rate ) of 14 in FSGS, it is obvious that the level is quite lower than the normal range ( ≥ 90ml/min/1.73m2 ) of a healthy person in clinic. Moreover, it also indicates that the patients have less than 14% kidney function and what is waiting for them is endless dialysis and kidney transplant. Well then, how about the life expectancy with GFR of 14 in FSGS?

1. Without dialysis

Compared with kidney transplant, although dialysis is frequently used in clinic as a temporary treatment to help prolong patients’ life span, most patients don’t want to begin it for fear of developing dependence on it or can not afford the cost of maintenance dialysis. For these FSGS patients who are suffering from GFR of 14 or less but eager to prolong life without dialysis, here are two recommended way. One is talking about your nutritionists to design a proper diet plan depending on your specific illness condition, the other is try to find some natural therapies that mainly aims at treating FSGS from the root, like Chinese herbal medicines, hot compress therapy, full bath therapy, foot bath therapy, etc. Other follow up questions about this topic, please chat with our online doctors freely.

2. On dialysis

Researches have proved that with dialysis, most patients usually can live another 3-5 years. But once start it, patients have no way but to hold it forever.

3. Kidney transplant

Honestly speaking, kidney transplant is far more effective for FSGS patients with GFR of 14 because it can increase the life of 10 times than dialysis. However, infection and organ rejections are the main issue affecting the life span of the transplanted kidneys, let alone the huge cost of the surgery and extreme scarcity of matching kidney donors.

Finally, we want to tell you every patient must have different answer of life expectancy with GFR of 14 in FSGS, so don’t be afraid. If you fretting over this problem now, feel free to consult us for help. Keep in mind we are here for you all the time.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.

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