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how long can you live on dialysis with copd

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysi ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Not necessarily: Depending on the severity of the copd, dialysis may be a very reasonable treatment for end stage renal disease.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Discuss with Doc: He sounds as if serious health problems with CHF,COPD and renal failure.if he quits dialysis depending on how bad his other problems are,will go down ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot predict: Without seeing your mom and knowing the cause of her pneumonia, the type of immune deficiency from which she suffers, etc. It is not possible to pred ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
A long time: Although it depends a little on how severe the COPD is, for the most part, you can live a very long time with copd. I have patients with COPD getting ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
MCTD: You mentioned you have scleroderma and SLE. You need to be seen by a lung doc if you have not seen one already. You conditions need a multi disciplina ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
25 years experience Hospital-based practice
Narrowed Plumming: Through means we do not completely understand, people with COPD have narrowing of the tubes that deliver air to sacs in the lung where oxygen is absor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
36 years experience Pulmonology
COPD: COPD stands for for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The term obstructive refers to the impaired ability to exhale due to damaged lung and/or a ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes.: The sooner the better. You may not be able to do all you want but you will in the next 6 wks. Your fev1 declines following an exacerbation. This may t ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Unanswerable: That will depend on each individual. There is no time line or science on which any kind of answer can be based. There are just too many variables.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Years: Depending on how severe their disease is, and what other problems they have, of course. Even patients with severe disease who stop smoking, wear thei ... Read More
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