A 44-year-old member asked:
what is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?
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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer answered
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
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