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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

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 an elderly person survive with kidney failure?

How long can an elderly 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

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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 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 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 it take for an elderly person to die of kidney failure?

Very variable: Untreated acute kidney failure can result in death within a few days. Many people, including elderly, with chronic kidney failure can live for many years. Patient's nephrologist is best person to advise. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an elderly person to die from moderate kidney failure?

How long does it take for an elderly person to die from moderate kidney failure?

See below: People do not die of moderate renal failure we like to determine what stage 1 to 5 your kidneyfunction is at..Important to know what GFR of your kidneys.When this rate is less than 10-15 , [normally90 ] and untreated you develop what is called uremia [accumulation of waste in your blood] or if there are electrolyte abnormalities like high pottassium, this would cause the heart to slow down or stop. ...Read more

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For how long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

For how long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

Lifelong/70 -90 year: Congestive heart failure is a chronic illness. You need to see a cardiologist on regular basis and get check your ejection fraction of heart. If it is <30 % you will benefit from aicd( defibrilltor. ...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 can someone survive with renal parenchymal disease?

How long can someone survive with renal parenchymal disease?

Difficult to: predict because it depends on the type and severity of the renal disease, the rate of progression, and the effectiveness of medical treatment. It may have no effect on longevity. Even with severe or complete renal failure, patients can survive with dialysis. ...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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How long can a person live in a coma with kidney failure and chf?

Coma: The cause of the coma and the drivers for the renal and heart failure will dictate survival. If irreversible renal, cerebral and cardiac status a dialysis decision may be needed and artificial ventilation, without intense support not likely very long survival. ...Read more

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How long will someone survive with hearty, lung and kidney failure?

How long will someone survive with hearty, lung and kidney failure?

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

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How long can you live with renal failure?

Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc. ...Read more

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How long does a person have to live when diagnosed with severe liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy?

Depends: If they can tolerate and respond to supportive treatment, then can be months. Often those two diagnoses will qualify for hospice care, as not all respond, and most have other health issues complicating management. Untreated or no response to tx usually less than 1 month. ...Read more

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How long can an individual live with cirrhosis?

How long can an individual live with cirrhosis?

Options: If this is from alcohol, if you quit you may have a normal life ahead of you as the scarring can partially reverse. If this is a hepatitis that can be managed, or hemochromatosis or wilson's that can be treated, or if a transplant is available, you may be in excellent shape. Untreatable cirrhosis usually kills within 5 years but these things are never certain. Embrace each day. ...Read more

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How long does an alcoholic with kidney problems have to live?

How long does an alcoholic with kidney problems have to live?

Consult nephrologist: Taking care of the kidney problems. Of course subject may drink her/himself to death. Could die from acute alcohol poisoning, liver cirrhosis, kill him/herself in a dui accident or just walk into traffic on a highway. There are many ways to shorten one's life as an alcoholic. ...Read more

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