A 44-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions.
Answered on Dec 26, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Age illnesses matter: Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy... 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 60yo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis life span: Dialysis patients patients live for a shorter period of time than do their age-matched controls not on dialysis. At the age of 18, you should definite ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney tr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dyalisis: It is 3-5 years if dyalisis is being done. Mortality rate for people on dialysis is 22%/year. That gives an average of 5 years.
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month