A 28-year-old male asked:
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my father 60 years old kidney disease&creatinine level 8.2mg/dl.he is diabetic&bp patient, now facing dialysis.help me bring back to normal life?

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Dr. Alan Seplowitz
48 years experience Endocrinology
Kidney transplant.: The patient clearly has advanced kidney failure and needs dialysis. In the long run, kidney transplantation would enable him to have a much more normal lifestyle than he could hope to achieve on dialysis.
Answered on Feb 26, 2014
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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis: You father will need to start dialysis due to his kidney disease. You father is still young enough to be considered for a kidney transplant (t). If he is lucky he may be able to get a kidney and pancreas transplant that would cure both his kidney disease and diabetes. If the absence of a t he will need to be on some sort of dialysis (d). While it a new life style many patients live well on d.
Answered on Feb 15, 2014
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin commented
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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You ask if it were possible to bring you father's creatinine to normal from its level of 8.2 mg/dl. The answer is probably not, unless he has some obstruction to his urinary outflow tract. Ask your father's nephrologist for more information.
Feb 15, 2014

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