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Can You Live A Long Life With Kidney Disease
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
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
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
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
Varies: Often would depend on the stage and interventions. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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