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how long can a person live with kidney failure

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
31 years experience Vascular Surgery
It depends: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure and the need for temporary or permanent dialysis (and/or transplant) other important factors inclu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Coma: The cause of the coma and the drivers for the renal and heart failure will dictate survival. If irreversible renal, cerebral and cardiac status a dial ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Hard to say: Based on statistics, sadly, about 25% of patients receiving kidney dialysis die each year. A person with kidney failure not receiving dialysis, likely ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Forever : The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain (i.e., not associated with a terminal disease) is fairly recent and is a complex and somewhat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure: It depends on how severe the kidney failure is. Many elderly people develop mild chronic kidney disease (or failure) and can live normal lives. Acut ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very variable: Untreated acute kidney failure can result in death within a few days. Many people, including elderly, with chronic kidney failure can live for many ye ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: People do not die of moderate renal failure we like to determine what stage 1 to 5 your kidneyfunction is at..Important to know what GFR of your kid ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Months to years: Depending on co-conditions.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many years: Most people with kidney failure don't die of it but rather associated conditions the first being cardiovascular disease and second infections. One can ... Read More
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