A 40-year-old male asked:
how long to one have to do dialysis?
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
Potentially lifelong: The duration of dialysis is dependent on the reason that one starts dialysis. If the reason is chronic kidney disease, the dialysis if lifelong, unless one obtains a kidney transplant. If the reason is temporary, the dialysis may only last for the duration of the illness. For more information, see your primary care provider or kidney specialist.
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Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Depends: If you are diagnosed with irreversible kidney disease, you need dialysis life long until you get kidney transplant.If your docs are expecting recovery of kidney function, you may need dialysis until your kidney recover sufficient function.Pls discuss with nephrologist
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Are there any herbs that can get my GFR over 10% so I don't need dialysis?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
No: No herbs have been shown to improve gfr, glomerular filtration rate, to save people the need for dialysis.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Bad things: If you miss your dialysis appointment, a whole slew of bad things can happen. As dialysis helps in maintaining the proper equilibrium of acids/bases, salts etc in your blood, missing your appointment can lead to an imbalance in your blood. This may lead to fainting, weakness, heart complications, and death! essentially, wherever blood may flow, problems can emerge from those organs.
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How long can one survive off dialysis?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
0ne to thirty days: 1 to 30 days.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
How long can one expect to live after starting dialysis?
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Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis: It depends on many factors. The cause of end stage renal disease, the cardiovascular status of the patient, the age of the patient, other illnesses. I have had several patients on dialysis for 20+ years.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Advice? When dialysis fails, and there are no other treaments available how long does one live?
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
Hard situation: A person in end-stage renal failure (chronic kidney disease stage 5) will not live long without treatment: perhaps a week or two. Talk with your nephrologist. Sometimes, if peritoneal dialysis can't be continued, you can switch quickly to hemodialysis - even if it means a central line for dialysis access. Sometimes a person can switch from hemo to peritoneal dialysis. Find out what you can -now!
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Last updated Oct 16, 2017
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