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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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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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How long does a person with bechets disease live healthy?

How long does a person with bechets disease live healthy?

While you're alive: Bechet's disease is a genetic predisposition to having intestinal polyps that can evolve into cancerous growth. You will need regular monitoring to take out these polyps before they turn cancerous but this is by no means guaranteed that they will become cancerous. I don't know tht it will curtail your life span if you watch your health conscientously. ...Read more

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How long does a person live with dementia?

How long does a person live with dementia?

Depends: It completely depends on 1) the underlying cause---some are more rapid in progression and 2) how well cared for they are as the disease progresses. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with kidney failure?

How long can a person live with kidney failure?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure and the need for temporary or permanent dialysis (and/or transplant) other important factors include associated medical conditions (heart, lungs etc) see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with no kidney or liver function?

Death if no function: The kidneys and liver are essential to survival. A person cannot live if these organs have no function. For kidney failure, the patient can go on dialysis and may live for many years. For complete liver failure, the only therapy is a liver transplant. However, the wait time for a liver transplant can be months or years, so the patient must have some residual function to stay alive until transplant. ...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 liver failure?

How long can a person live with liver failure?

What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is fairly common), the person can recover completely if treated. In early cirrhosis, if the cause can be found, the scarring can partly reverse. ...Read more

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How long does a person with pleurisy have to live?

How long does a person with pleurisy have to live?

Depends on cause: It depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. If treated adequately, most underlying causes of pleurisy are not fatal. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

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

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How long does a person with stage 5 sclc have to live?

How long does a person with stage 5 sclc have to live?

No stage 5 sclc: (sclc)small cell lung cancer is staged as 'limited' or 'extensive'. Although frequently responsive to chemotherapy with platinum & topoisomerase inhibitors, survival is still generally poor for extensive stage sclc. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with leukemia?

How long can a person live with leukemia?

The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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How long can someone with a lung transplant live?

How long can someone with a lung transplant live?

Depends: The national average survival at one year is about 84% and at 3 years about 71%. That does not mean that you cannot live longer. We have a patient alive at 20 years after lung transplantation. But that is the exception... Many things affect survival after lung transplantation. Some of those things we can control, others we cannot... ...Read more

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How long will an elderly person live with kidney failure?

How long will an elderly person live with kidney failure?

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

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How long would a person with hypertension live for?

How long would a person with hypertension live for?

Many Years: If hypertension is adequately treated then a patient can live a normal lifespan. Adequate treatment includes proper diet (lose weight if overweight, less sodium), reduced alcohol intake, plenty of aerobic exercise, and medications. Drugs for hypertension include beta, angiotensin and calcium channel blockers, as well as diuretics. Many people require several drugs. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with hepatic encephalopathy?

How long can a person live with hepatic encephalopathy?

Hepatic enceph: Treatment of the cause of hepatic encephlopathy and symptomatic managemenr of the encephalopathy will help. Please call your hepatologist for specific qquestions. ...Read more

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How long would a person with cancer live?

How long would a person with cancer live?

See details: There are enormous variations which depend of the specific type of cancer, the severity of the involvement and the response to treatment. ...Read more

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