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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It's not: A stage of diabetes, it's when your kidney function falls below a certain level and isn't able to properly clear toxins out of your blood. Discuss w/y ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Age illnesses matter: Using medicare data for life expectancy of dialysis patients... 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 6 ... Read More
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Dr. Amy Friedman
39 years experience Transplant Surgery
No crystal ball: Dialysis means that the patient has endstage renal disease (esrd), not chronic kidney disease stage 5 (the stage before esrd). To prolong life on dial ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Days to weeks: Hospice care would be appropriate at this point as symptom control will be superior without affecting significantly survival.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: on the severity of kidney failure and damage and severity of diabetes: please make an appointment with a board certified nephrologist and your PCP.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Goodfred
Specializes in Family Medicine
Detox with dialysis: The kidneys are an essential organ responsible for helping to clean toxins from the body. Thankfully, we live in a time where their function can be mi ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
It depends: Dialysis would be needed for severe renal failure that is causing significant metabolic abnormalities or fluid overload. It may not necessarily help i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney function: The decision to initiate dialysis usually is based on several factors. First laboratory testing can be performed to estimate the glomerular filtration ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Renal failure: Renal failure can be classified as prerenal, intrarenal or postrenal- heart failure, glomerulonephritis, bladder outlet obstruction would be examples. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Any answer that includes a definite number would be questionable from my point of view; as it would probably not consider the subpopulations' future a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: The person you wrote about has kidney insufficiency, probably due to high blood pressure. It is imperative to follow your doctor's instructions to mai ... Read More

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