... Early last fall my mother had a blood test done that revealed that she needed to see a specialist because her kidney function was deteriorating rapidly. My mother refused! She was a very stubborn woman, but she was also missing my father who had passed back in 2006. ... (2 replies)
... My dad was told his kidney functions are at 15%. Due to his age and current health, he is not a candidate for dialysis. With that said, my question is what is the likely scenario that will follow for an 87 year old who has deteriorated to this level? He has seen a specialist, and they have provided him a new diet plan, and he will be doing monthly follow-ups with their... (2 replies)
... I'm sorry that you are all in this position. Things can vary tremendously from person to person. Have you or a family member been in the nephrologists office with him? Sometimes there is perceived pressure on the part of the patient - I don't know of any docs here who actively push not at least trying dialysis. I had a lovely lady beside me on the unit who was 90 years old... (2 replies)
... I had normal kidney function until last February. Not sure what happened, maybe a virus. I remember a really bad frontal headache and severe nausea and maybe some dizziness. ... (4 replies)
... Hello! I'm asking this question for my cousin. Her husband has chronic kidney failure. They're not sure how it started but suspect an untreated childhood strep infection. ... (2 replies)
... There is no answer. She could last for years (I lived for years at 15%) or she could go quickly if she becomes ill with something else. If she is not prepared to go on dialysis, then I would simply spend as much time with her as possible and value that time. There is no way to tell how long she will last. (1 replies)
... My grandmother's kidneys are functioning at just 15%. She's 97 years old and is therefore not going to have dialysis. Her health is otherwise ok for her age.
What is her life expectancy? I know it can vary, but in general, how much longer can her kidneys function? The doctor won't give me an answer. (1 replies)
... You don't necessarily require treatment if your kidney function is under 15%. It is certainly on the horizon, but I've been at 12-13% for 18 months, and still feel pretty good. My diet is quite restricted and I do take blood pressure medication. Yes, things are bound to slip, but I'm living proof that you can function well at such a low kidney function - depends on the person. (8 replies)
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... Hello! I hope I can help you understand a little more about your kidney function, and what it means. ... (8 replies)
... Kidney function and that we should think about Dialysis. We told him yes start the Dialysis ASAP. ... (14 replies)
... I haven't experienced the stones, but I have survived kidney failure, and kidney disease, as a result of having very high blood pressure for years. ... (6 replies)
... My husbands doctor said that when kidney function drops to 15% it is time for dialysis.There are a lot of things that you can do to improve the way he feels.Limit fluids to about 6 cups a day.The kidneys are what gets rid of the fluids and if they aren't doing their job then you have to help them by not having as much liquid to get rid of.Too much fluid can cause congestive... (2 replies)
... anyway, he was retaining allot of fluid, and the doctors gave him the tablets to take which made him urinate allot more and he lost i think it was 15 if not more kilos, so i was just wondering, if he isn't carrying that fluid any more, and he says he feels ok, is it possible is kidney function improved at all? ... (2 replies)
... Your GFR tells how much kidney function you have. It may be estimated from your blood level of creatinine. ... (8 replies)
... ng through the same situation right now, so hopefully I will be able to answer a lot of your questions. In March of 2004, when I was only 14 I was diagnosed with kidney disease from a doctor's mistake. ... (3 replies)
... I have some more questions from my cousin again (her husband has kidney problems).
He was hospitalized two weeks ago and his kidney function had declined from 25% to 15% in 6 weeks. He had a two week follow up visit yesterday and his kidney function is down to 12%.
His blood creatnine levels are 4.4 (range of .5-1.2). They're doing a 24 hour urine this week also.
Her... (5 replies)
... My husband is on Kidney Dialysis. ... (2 replies)
... Both answers are sort of right. The one doctor is correct in that once you have significant kidney disease (and at 30% he does) the kidneys cannot be repaired. What the short treatment of dialysis might do is to give the kidneys a bit of a break and a kick start. This may give him some additional time before dialysis is really necessary and then he and his family have the... (2 replies)
... Anything under 15 would be considered end stage renal failure, and he would have to be on dialysis to survive. ... (11 replies)