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How Long Can A Person Survive With Kidney Failure
Kidney failure: It depends on how severe the kidney failure is. Many elderly people develop mild chronic kidney disease (or failure) and can live normal lives. Acute kidney failure can be more severe, but often is reversible. I have patients in their 90s with severe kidney disease and they are doing well. ...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
Without the benefit: Of a history, exam, and necessary data, this is impossible to answer adequately. If these organs are truly failing, the patient would require life-support (vasopressor medications, mechanical ventilation, dialysis) and ICU level of care. A physician directly involved in the care of the patient should be able to provide you with more detailed information specific to your case. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long can a 70 year old survive with stage 3 kidney failure and a bad heart that is not taking meds and recently had a stroke ?
Possibly years: Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is unfortunately very common. Even without medications if eating a healthy diet and by activity is able to control blood pressure and sugar levels may be able to slghtly delay progression. A bad heart and stroke however does increase dramatically the risk of a acute crisis developing that can be fatal or rapid progression to end-stage heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever : The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain (i.e., not associated with a terminal disease) is fairly recent and is a complex and somewhat controversial issue.As opposed to many other medications used in pain, opioids do not cause organ damage with long-term use. The concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe. ...Read more
Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more
Hard to say: Based on statistics, sadly, about 25% of patients receiving kidney dialysis die each year. A person with kidney failure not receiving dialysis, likely will not survive longer than a few weeks. You should know that, when one dies from kidney failure, he or she usually experiences very little pain or discomfort. ...Read more
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
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