Can People With Stage 4 Kidney Failure Do Massage?

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, I want to ask my father, his age is 59 years old. currently having stage 4 kidney disease, he asked to be called a massage therapist. may not be sorted. or maybe call a special massage therapist. thanks.

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Thank you Harris Salim RS for your question on the HealthReplies.com forum, stage 4 kidney disease or what you might mean is stage 4 kidney failure. It is a condition where there is a decrease in kidney function due to conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, immune system disorders, or other conditions. Where the condition of chronic kidney failure is divided into 5 stages:
- stage 1, eGFR values ‚Äč‚Äčabove 90
- stage 2, eGFR is 60-89
- stage 3, eGFR is 30-59
- stage 4, eGFR is 15-29
- Stage 5, eGFR is below 15


eGFR is an estimate or estimate of the glomerular filtration rate, where this value is obtained based on a special formula calculated by the examining doctor. Kidney failure can usually be accompanied by several symptoms such as:
- urinating more often or urinating less
- itchy skin
- muscle cramp
- weight loss
- decreased appetite
- feeling weak
- nauseous vomit
- out of breath
- swollen foot
- sleep disturbances


In the condition of stage 4 renal failure, it is usually necessary to routinely control an internal medicine specialist so that periodic evaluations can be carried out. In this condition, treatment is usually aimed at inhibiting the worsening of kidney damage and controlling the underlying conditions such as blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. Regarding treatment with a massage therapist, there is actually no contraindication for this procedure with the condition of kidney failure being experienced (especially in cases of massage aimed at leg cramps), but it should be noted that sequencing cannot cure the condition of kidney failure being experienced, even if sequencing is done it is even feared that it can cause tissue damage which can eventually lead to bleeding in the tissue.


The following is an article about chronic kidney failure


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