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What is the typical life expectancy of a 62 year old with end stage kidney disease?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on Healthrap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking about, who could a better answer.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What would the life expectancy of a 62 year old with end stage kidney disease be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Longevity and ESRD: Patients on dialysis live shorter than their age matched persons not on dialysis. The life expectancy is dependent of the underlying disease, diabetes usually live on dialysis for a shorter period of time than do non-diabetic dialysis patients. You should ask the patient's nephrologist (n) for a better estimate of the patient's expectant life span. The n is better equipped to answer your question.

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Last updated Dec 2, 2014

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