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For what length of time can one expect to live after they start dialysis?

For what length of time can one expect to live after they start dialysis?

Varies a great deal!: Generally, the best results occur with kidney transplant - so aim for that if you can. Transplant is usually superior to dialysis, though daily hemodialysis done at home can run close behind! Life span depends in part on the initial cause of kidney failure. Patients with polycystic kidney disease, for example, tend to do better than diabetics. Talk to your nephrologist for answers on you. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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It is danger to my son? He come to dialysis only one a week. Because he said he feel sick if he do 3 times a week. I am very worried about this.

It is danger to my son? He come to dialysis only one a week. Because he said he feel sick if he do 3 times a week. I am very worried about this.

Maybe: Depending on how much urine he is still able to make...he may get away with it. Or he may become fluid overloaded in his lungs and be unable to breathe. Ultimately, he will decide which makes him feel better (or worse) - dialysis once or 3X a week. While 3X a week is recommended, the way he feels best is what's most important. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live without dialysis?

7-14 days: If a long time dialysis patient stops dialysis, not because of recovery of function, the average 10 days. Usually death occurs between 7-14 days. Some patients may live much longer if their native kidney function is still present and they eat a very restricted diet without protein or potassium and they manage their fluid well. The death from withdrawal of dialysis is usually peaceful. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.

My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.

Heart disease??: How is their heart? Have them see a heart doctor. Pulse pressure greater than 65 (130-55=75) may indicate heart disease.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/12962774/. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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When is it time to to stop dialysis?

When is it time to to stop dialysis?

See below: Dialysis is initiated if your nephrologists determines you have inadequate kidney function, some cases are reversible and they can determine if you have recovered some function and hold dialysis. ...Read more

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How long to one have to do dialysis?

Depends: If you are diagnosed with irreversible kidney disease, you need dialysis life long until you get kidney transplant. If your docs are expecting recovery of kidney function, you may need dialysis until your kidney recover sufficient function. Pls discuss with nephrologist ...Read more

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How much time can I live on dialysis?

Life on dialysis: It is not possible to give you an definite answer. Patients on dialysis live shorter than the age-matched controls not on dialysis. A dialysis patient's life span is dependent on the patient's age at the start of dialysis and the co-morbid conditions the patient has, such as diabetes. You should ask your nephrologist (n) for an answer to your question as the n knows you the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can one expect to live after starting dialysis?

Dialysis: It depends on many factors. The cause of end stage renal disease, the cardiovascular status of the patient, the age of the patient, other illnesses. I have had several patients on dialysis for 20+ years. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone survive on dialysis?

Dialysis longevity: The question is difficult to answer. The survival time of a patient on dialysis (d) is dependent on the cause of renal failure, the age and other co-morbid diseases of the patient. All dialysis patients have a higher mortality rate than age matched patients without renal failure. Ask your question to the nephrologist (n) taking care of the patient. The n can answer your question better than i. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much extra time does dialysis give you?

No limit: Dialysis patients commonly live for many years, and death is usually due to other causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too much dialysis? Can some one die from too much?

No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways.
On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time does someone have to live after dialysis stops?

2-4 weeks: Everyone is different and a lot depends on the underlying residual kidney function. Most patients will not survive more than 2-4 weeks due to cardiac arrhythmia caused by high potassium. ...Read more

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Please explain why does dialysis have to be done three times a week three to four hours?

Standard: This is the standard treatment to keep to keep your chemistries stable ...Read more

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Why is home dialysis 6 days per week, whereas at a dialysis center it is only 3 times per week?

Why is home dialysis 6 days per week, whereas at a dialysis center it is only 3 times per week?

Important question!: Kidneys function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So it sure seems reasonable that the more dialysis one gets, the better. Home hemodialysis treatments are usually a little shorter than in-center treatments, but it is possible to do overnight home dialysis - running at a slower, more gentle blood flow rate. Home peritoneal dialysis, of course, must be done daily. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Advice? When dialysis fails, and there are no other treaments available how long does one live?

Advice? When dialysis fails, and there are no other treaments available how long does one live?

Hard situation: A person in end-stage renal failure (chronic kidney disease stage 5) will not live long without treatment: perhaps a week or two. Talk with your nephrologist. Sometimes, if peritoneal dialysis can't be continued, you can switch quickly to hemodialysis - even if it means a central line for dialysis access. Sometimes a person can switch from hemo to peritoneal dialysis. Find out what you can -now! ...Read more

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If dialysis is given once then one has to take it always? Or by living on only veggies one can stop it?

Dialysis: There are people who are on dialysis only temporarily (they've had temporary kidney failure due to medications or infection), but some are on for the rest of their lives. It depends on the underlying kidney disease and if its reversible. And while veggies are good for you, they won't reverse permanent kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can you have dialysis if you have only one kidney?

Yes: You can put anybody on dialysis as long as their blood pressure can tolerate it (not drop). However, it should only be done if the kidney is having low enough of a function to need dialysis. ...Read more

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How many times can your kidney handle dialysis before failing completely?

No number: Sometimes people have "acute" problems with their kidneys requiring dialysis. The dialysis allows the body to get rid of poisons that the kidneys cannot handle at the time. The kidneys may or may not recover, but it will not be related to how many dialysis treatments are done, rather what the underlying problem that damaged the kidneys was in the first place. ...Read more

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For what length of time do patients usually last after they start dialysis?

7-14 days: If a long time dialysis patient stops dialysis, not because of recovery of function, the average 10 days. Usually death occurs between 7-14 days. Some patients may live much longer if their native kidney function is still present and they eat a very restricted diet without protein or potassium and they manage their fluid well. The death from withdrawal of dialysis is usually peaceful. ...Read more

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Since starting dialysis, I feel tired all the time. Will this improve over time?

Dialysis: This should improve over time. There are many things that dialysis will help to correct such as toxins that have accumulated and anemia that has resulted from having chronic renal failure. As these things get better, you should start to feel better. Pay attention to what you'd dialysis doctor and dialysis personnel advise you on and you should feel better. ...Read more

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Why does kidney dialysis only work for a certain time?

Why does kidney dialysis only work for a certain time?

Duration of dialysis: The limits of kidney dialysis are due to dialysis access issues, inflammation from artificial membrane exposure, exposure to toxic medications to control the metabolic effects of kidney disease, and the complications of kidney failure that dialysis cannot totallyprevent, like cardiovascular disease, calcium, phosphorus vitamin d and PTH abnormalities, and peripheral or autonomic nerve damage. ...Read more

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How many times must your kidney fail before you have to go on dialysis?

How many times must your kidney fail before you have to go on dialysis?

??: The" # of times that kidneys fail" is not what decides whether or not dialysis is necessary, that is a decision made after looking at blood tests to measure the levels of proteins that should be cleared by the kidneys (creatinine), calculating the GFR - glomerular filtration rate (or how efficient the kidneys are clearing waste) and urine output. A nephrologist should be on board asap. ...Read more

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How much time is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

How much time is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

93% survive 2 years: Based on data from United States Renal Data System (http://www. Usrds. Org) for 2010-2012 there is a 6.7% 2 year mortality after starting home peritoneal dialysis (9.9% 2 year mortality for home hemodilaysis). This compares to 2 year mortality of 12.3 % for in center hemodialysis.
It should be emphasized that mortality after kidney transplant at 2 years is only 1.8%. Diabetes increases risk. ...Read more

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My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! This is the second time. Will it cause any problems?

Discuss with nephrol: We can not answer your question as we do not have enough information about your friend. I will suggest your friend discuss with his/her doctor as to what is causing the vomiting and if it needs any therapy. ...Read more

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My fathr's creatinine lvl 9 and he is on dialysis 2 times week. We worried abt its continue till end of life or folowing discipline fud will revise c?

May be forever...: Most dialyzed patients are for ended stage of chronic failure by various reasons; if so, he would need dialysis forever until renal transplant if clinically, ethically, and socially suitable. Occasionally, the renal failure requiring dialysis may be acute and usually related with identifiable surgical or medical ordeals. So, ask treating doc in detail.

Nonetheless, practice healthy lifestyle.. ...Read more

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Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Depends on patient: In capable patients the peritoneal does not only provide for a better quality of life but also is safer. But in patients who are not likely to follow the rules well due to older age, dementia, poor manual dexterity etc, in-center dialysis is safer. ...Read more