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Doctor insights on: How Many People Die From Kidney Failure Each Year

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How many people die from emphysema each year?

How many people die from emphysema each year?

US COPD Stats: Here are stats for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in US: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/copd.htm Emphysema is one form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease . ...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 many people die from cancer each year?

How many people die from cancer each year?

Large numbers: It varies in each country. In the US, about 500,000 deaths per year are attributed to cancer...which is about 35% of all cancers diagnosed, that end up in this category. ...Read more

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How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

Heart Disease: Approximately 611,105. See: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

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How many years can people stay on dialysis before dying of kidney failure?

How many years can people stay on dialysis before dying of kidney failure?

Unpredictable: Although statistics reveal the "average" life span of dialysis patients, each person has unique personal and physiologic characteristics that make predictions unreliable. Associated medical conditions, genetic makeup, comliance to recommended therapy, overall health and habits, and mental attitude can markedly modify the effect and outcome of dialysis treatments. ...Read more

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How many different people die from choking each year?

How many different people die from choking each year?

There were: approximately 2,500 choking deaths in the US in 2009. Children 3 and under are at the greatest risk. ...Read more

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About how many people die from C.F. each year?

About how many people die from C.F. each year?

Below: This is the latest stats I could find: Best Answer: Deaths from Cystic Fibrosis: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999) Death rate extrapolations for USA for Cystic Fibrosis: 484 per year, 40 per month, 9 per week, 1 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999) this calculation is using the 1999 stats-- ...Read more

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How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

More than 10000 : In the United States, more than 10, 000 people die from stomach cancer every year; though the number of new cases are decreasing here it is one of the more common cancers worldwide. Death rates continue to be not changed very much. ...Read more

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How many people die each year from anorexia nervosa?

How many people die each year from anorexia nervosa?

Too many: The lifetime mortality rate for those with anorexia nervosa may approach 25%, especially when untreated. It is a very serious and sad condition. Those with an suffer greatly. ...Read more

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How many people die of tuberculosis every year?

How many people die of tuberculosis every year?

Global TB deaths: See: http://www.who.int/gho/tb/epidemic/cases_deaths/en/ "Estimated: 1.1 million (0.98–1.3 million) HIV-negative people died from TB and 0.36 million (0.31–0.41 million) HIV-positive people died from TB." ...Read more

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How many people will die every year from anorexia nervosa?

How many people will die every year from anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa : Mortality rates are the highest of any mental illness but are difficult to calculate accurately because people with eating disorders die of many things -- heart failure, organ failure, malnutrition, suicide, etc. The national association of anorexia nervosa and associated disorders (www.Anad.Org) reports a study in the amer j of psychiatry that gives a mortality rate for anorexia of 4 percent. ...Read more

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How many people suffer from heart disease in the U.K. every year?

How many people suffer from heart disease in the U.K. every year?

Follow this link: This link will provide you with a large amount of data along these lines. http://patient.info/doctor/epidemiology-of-coronary-heart-disease Cheers! ...Read more

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How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

234,051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. according to the American Diabetes association ...Read more

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How many people die in the U.S. from unintentional injuries every year?

How many people die in the U.S. from unintentional injuries every year?

Death rate: Approximately 130,557. See: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

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How many people die from type 2 diabetes every year?

How many people die from type 2 diabetes every year?

Type 2 Diabetes: Hard to tease out as someone who dies with Type 2 Diabetes may have multiple medical issues. The type 2 diabetes may be a contributing factor without being listed as the primary cause of death. See: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/ ...Read more

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How many people die resulting from alcohol withdrawal per year?

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How many people die resulting from alcohol withdrawal per year?

Too many: Dont' be one of them. Get help. Go to an aa meeting. ...Read more

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How many people each year die of anorexia nervosa worldwide?

I think this is USA : The cdc says that for all eating disorders, where the eating disorder is the direct or the underlying cause of death, from 2002 to 2005, there were an average of 150 deaths per year. (i believe in the usa). ...Read more

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How many different people die from choking each year on average around the world?

That would be very: hard to determine since many impoverished countries don't have the same level of reporting as we do in the US. There are approximately 2,500 deaths in the US each year due to choking (2009 stats). ...Read more

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How many deaths are caused by heart failure each year?

How many deaths are caused by heart failure each year?

Heart failure: About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure.1 One in 9 deaths in 2009 included heart failure as contributing cause.1 About half of people who develop heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis.1 ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, i went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www.Worldlifeexpectancy.Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for a 27 year old in kidney failure?

What is life expectancy for a 27 year old in kidney failure?

Life expectancy: in today's day and age --- with high efficiency diakyzerscand highly successful rates of renal transplant-- you can expect almost normal life expectancy with renal failure ...Read more

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My 85 year old father is approaching kidney failure. Is dialysis the only option he has?

My 85 year old father is approaching kidney failure. Is dialysis the only option he has?

Realistically yes: At his age treatment with dialysis of some type is really only viable option. Be thankful because in most countries outside U.S. Dialysis becomes very limited to almost unavailable if over age 65. If younger transplant would possibly be an option and someday soon directed stem cells may be able to restore renal function but not yet. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old woman with stage 5 kidney failure and lupus ?

What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old woman with stage 5 kidney failure and lupus ?

Could be a long time: This patient needs close attention to both the sle and her chronic kidney disease. Assuming that the kidney failure is related to the lupus and both can be improved things could be good. This requires expert lupus and kidney management. ...Read more

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What could cause a 3-year-old to have seizures and early kidney failure?

A variety of genetic: disorders, both metabolic & some with dysmorphism, developmental delays & inborn errors of metabolism can cause seizures & renal failure. So can chemical poisonings, acute viral infections with hemolytic-uremic syndrome & overwhelming sepsis, bacterial infections. Pediatric ICU doctors will investigate for all possible causes. ...Read more

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Kidney failure/ bed wetting, 15 year old girl, what to do?

Kidney failure/ bed wetting, 15 year old girl, what to do?

Diabetes insipidus: Inability to for failing kidneys to retain fluid which leads to excessive urine production. Unfortunate child will need a kidney transplant. In mean time she will need family to be supportive. Possibly wake her during night to urinate. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

Ammonia level: Ammonia level is moat likely due to kidneys not working effectively, but there are other rare causes. Your dad needs to see a doctor very soon. ...Read more

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Can my 81 year old grandmother be able to function normally as she is on a ventilator, suffers from pericardial effusion, kidney failure and cancer?

End of Life: I am very sorry to hear of your grandmother's troubles. It must be very hard for you. Miracles do happen, but it sounds like your grandmother is nearing the end of her life. These days when she is so sick may become treasured memories for you as you and your family get to be with her and to talk to her and to tell her how much she is loved. Let's let the rest be in god's hands for now. ...Read more

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What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?

What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?

Life expectancy: According to this website: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22442392 men and women aged 40 years had a life expectancy of 30.5 and 34.6 years at egfr ? 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2), 24.5 and 28.7 years at egfr 45-59 ml/min/1.73 m(2), 14.5 and 16.5 years at egfr 30-44 ml/min/1.73 m(2) and 10.4 and 9.1 years at egfr 15-29 ml/min/1.73 m(2), respectively. Patients with diabetes and CHF can live shorter. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to not show symptoms of rsv? Our 7 year old daughter is currently in hospital with pneumonia, kidney failure, and rsv. The doctors believe the RSV is what started everything else. Her mother says she began getting sick on friday

Is it possible for someone to not show symptoms of rsv? Our 7 year old daughter is currently in hospital with pneumonia, kidney failure, and rsv. The doctors believe the RSV is what started everything else. Her mother says she began getting sick on friday

I : I am so sorry that your daughter is so ill and i wish the best for her. Viruses and infections can come on very rapidly in children, as with your daughter. If your other children begin having fever, cough, or other symptoms then their pediatrician should see them immediately. It is however very rare for children to get as sick as your daughter from RSV though it definitely does happen. With most children it is a minor illness. ...Read more

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Can you die of kidney failure?

Can you die of kidney failure?

Not neccesarily: Mild kidney failure does not. Severe kidney failure can be correctable also. Otherwise severe damage is treated with dialysis and transplantation. Chances of death increase with severity. ...Read more

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

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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Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Acute = fast: Acute renal failure can act fast and as it gets severe you'd most likely know about it and seek help, but possibly not soon enough to reverse the condition. Similarly, the problem with chronic renal failure is that you may not catch it early enough to reverse or delay the progression of the disease. Testing can be pretty simple & good treatments frequently are effective so get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Is kidney failure a painful death if left untreated?

Is kidney failure a painful death if left untreated?

No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to feel sleepy, be confused, and lose their appetite. If a patient has no remaining renal function when they stop dialysis, they will fall into a uremic coma 7-10 days after stopping dialysis, and die within 14-21 days. This process is painless. ...Read more

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I am 52 years old and have kidney failure. How should I live?

I am 52 years old and have kidney failure. How should I live?

With some care: Depending on how severe it is your restrictions can vary from just taking medications and limiting protein on your diet to being on a fluid restriction and having to go to dialysis several times a week. In any case being disciplined and attentive to your treatment plan and working with your renal team greately increased the quality of your life. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more