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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Depends: Depends on the cause of the kidney failure and what other associated conditions are present. Progressive kidney failure ultimately will result in a c ... Read More
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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to f ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, i went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://ww ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Tough to say: Generally weekly transfusions are a sign that normal blood production has shut down. Blood production problems are usually a late manifestation of ma ... Read More
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Dr. Bates Moses
22 years experience Palliative Care
Get extra support: Agree with prior answer that difficult to say. If not already involved ask for a palliative medicine specialist to work with your hematology-oncology ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Respiratory failure: Too much Aspirin interferes with the last part of your aerobic metabolism of energy, cytochrome c. It uncouples this area and one has to resort to an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends,: The details that matter include how bad are kidneys eg stage 3, 4, 5? And how bad is heart ejection fraction ef, how low? 30, 20, 10? How responsive i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Ask the nephrologist: They will give you the lowdown. There is not a set number. It is dependent on many things including how good your heart, lungs, kidneys are and if y ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Many factors here!: Chronic kidney disease stage 5 - also called end stage renal failure - must be treated, or a person will die within a week or two. Treatments include ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
My dad lived for: About 10 years but he restricted potassium and also had EPO shots.. This helped a lot. You need to ask your nephrologist. My dad had one.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: Kidney failure ranges. Dialysis prolongs life of patients with renal failure. Morphine is not the best opiate for kidney failure patients. If you a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It depends on urine: If patient passes no urine at all, the longevity is very short (ie, days). If patient makes urine output, then it depends on 2 factors, the quality an ... Read More
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