Helmetta, NJ
A 43-year-old female asked:

Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
All sorts of reasons: Death can be due to all the reasons everyone dies from, such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonias, cancers, car accidents, murders, suicides, etc..., as well as their kidney disease worsening to the point that their bodies start to fail them.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Lack of organs: People on dialysis need kidney transplants, but not enough kidneys are available for all the people who need those.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 52-year-old member asked:
What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A member asked:
What foods are good for person under hemodialysis?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
How is saline hemodialysis performed?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
How much does hemodialysis for patients hurt?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jul 21, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.