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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 isnt 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 isnt 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?

Potentially lifelong: The duration of dialysis is dependent on the reason that one starts dialysis. If the reason is chronic kidney disease, the dialysis if lifelong, unless one obtains a kidney transplant. If the reason is temporary, the dialysis may only last for the duration of the illness. For more information, see your primary care provider or kidney specialist. ...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