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how long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
How much: Life expectancy with various ailments may be limited. Not only is there a reduction in the number of days one has but the quality of each is reduced. The health care system and the patient can, in partnership work to enhance the quality of life so that each day is a blessing.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
It depends: It depends on the quality of life. There are different stages of renal failure. There are different presentations of stroke. But the most important part of piece is the living wills. So if this person has bad stroke and renal failure along with the living wills stating that this person does not want an artifical nutrition and dialysis then it is terminal condition, less than six months to live.

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