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How to maintain a good mental health while suffering from chronic kidney disease as it is life long?

How to maintain a good mental health while suffering from chronic kidney disease as it is life long?

Reg. kidney check up: have a healthy life style with balanced fluid intake andregular at least 3-6 monthly check up with kidney specialist. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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On average, how long will a person with kidney disease live?

On average, how long will a person with kidney disease live?

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. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with chronic kidney disease?

How long can a person live with chronic kidney disease?

Years: Depending on the actual disorder chronic kidney disease (ckd) can take months to years to reach the point where kidney replacement therapy becomes necessary. Treatment to control blood pressure, bone mineral balance and other complications of ckd can keep the kidneys functioning for a longer time. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take to die from chronic kidney disease?

Help please? How long does it take to die from chronic kidney disease?

Get managed: Dialysis and transplantation have made death from chronic kidney disease preventable in almost all cases. If you are a dialysis patient and discontinue dialysis, you will receive comfort measures and it will be over within a week. Make the choice that is right for you with your physician's advice. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. How long before i'll need dialisis?

I have been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease.  How long before i'll need dialisis?

You can postpone: Besides age of 56 need to know your GFR , associated systemic diseases . You are diabetic , and hypertensive you they are culprits must bring them to normal levels , with best care , reduced protein -urea if your GFR is 36 or so ( higher is better ) you loose 1% per year under best care , now you calculate and postpone for 5 or more years good luck. ...Read more

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My dad has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. How long would he have left?

My dad has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. How long would he have left?

Difficult to answer: Depending on the stage and his age. In early chronic kidney disease his life expectancy may not be affected. Even after the kidneys fail completely he can go on dialysis or have transplantation. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to fall from stage 3 kidney disease to dialysis?

No single answer: It can range from "never", to "few months" in the worst case scenario. There are red flags that are predictive of a worst outcome like uncontrolled blood pressure or massive amounts of protein in the urine. There are some equations that can help nephrologists make a reasonable prediction, but they are not quite as good as crystal balls! ...Read more

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How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR going to bathroom normally maybe more so and exercises medium.

How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR  going to bathroom  normally maybe more so and exercises medium.

Here are some ...: While realizing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, one can slow down the pace of deterioration by healthy lifestyle + reasonable adequate healthcare. For one like you, just keep up the above, especially diligently/vigilantly avoid NSAIDs & any potentially kidney-insulting drugs if any possible; such endeavor is the only decent hope. ...Read more

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How long can one live with CHF and severe kidney disease?

How long can one live with CHF and severe kidney disease?

CHF and CKD: Tough to say - depends upon reason for CHF, valve disease, heart muscle disease, and how severe kidney disease is. These can be managed with careful diet, careful balance of medications, dialysis and kidney transplant - all depends upon age of individual. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more