A 50-year-old female asked:
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my dads 70 & has stage 3 kidney failure but refuses any treatment. how long can i expect him 2 live like this?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends s lot on what caused it in the first place. If he does not take meds to harm his kidneys, controls his blood pressure, and lives a healthy lifestyle and the underlying problem is controlled stage iii kidney disease itself should not be too life limiting.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Needs information.: Tell your dad we consider him relatively young. He might fear the idea of a dialysis machine. He needs an evaluation by a kidney specialist (nephrologist); dialysis, if it's ever needed, need not require a machine. A safer method, performed at home by the patient, has proven effective, freeing the patient from the need to go to a center. Have him see the doctor.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Stage 3 renal failure is not ready for dialysis
Mar 16, 2013

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