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How many years can people stay on dialysis before dying of kidney failure

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Unpredictable: Although statistics reveal the "average" life span of dialysis patients, each person has unique personal and physiologic characteristics that make pre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
46 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Good doctors: Your mom has multiple serious medical management problems. She needs excellent specialist and a primary care doctor to oversee and coordinate care.
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A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Realistically yes: At his age treatment with dialysis of some type is really only viable option. Be thankful because in most countries outside U.S. Dialysis becomes very ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Dialysis effective?: You should be fine as long as dialysis is effective in correcting the symptoms of kidney and liver failures and no other complications
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience Palliative Care
End of life.: Kidney failure after discontinuation of dialysis is not painful by it self.Multi system fails. Doctor will provide symptomatic relief .Your dad will ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: Although dialysis is a very important tool in the treatment of kidney(renal) failure; not everyone needs to undergo it. It is usually reserved for th ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Replaces kidney: Dialysis replaces kidney function by removing waste products and impurities from the body and helps to maintain a normal chemical balance. Hemodialysi ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Starting dialysis : The need for dialysis is not easily quantified by how much kidney failure you have, other than none. That is because of the multiple kinds of damage a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Ask the Physician: There are many different stages of kidney failure and not all of them require dialysis. Only the physician taking care of the patient in renal failur ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Filters: Kidneys filters blood, They basically have all the body's blood pass through them and they have specialized filters that take salts, toxins, drug and ... Read More

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