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Is There A Life Insurance For People Who Are On Dialysis
Attitude is key: Most of my patients on dialysis live very happy lives. Dialysis allows them to stay alive and healthy and gives them opportunities to experience life that they otherwise would have missed out on. Yes they have to either perform home dialysis every day or go to the kidney clinic 3 times a week but if they follow the recommendations of their treatment team they can have a fulfilling life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Dialysis life span: Dialysis patients patients live for a shorter period of time than do their age-matched controls not on dialysis. At the age of 18, you should definitely see if you can get a renal transplant from a family member or go on a cadaveric list to obtain one. A transplant will give you the most normal life possible when compared to either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Speak to a transplant team. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney transplant + willing to cope and live a healthy lifestyle + follow available good advice are your best possible hope. Nonetheless, do something within our control now and don't waste time & energy to think & worry about what beyond our control. Best... ...Read more
Age illnesses matter: Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy... 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 60yo male on dialysis 4.6 years average 80yo male on dialysis 2.3 years average females typically live longer than males. Illnesses and the reason for starting dialysis matter too. Transplant if patient qualifies offers greatest survival. Good luck. ...Read more
Impossible to say: There are too many factors that would determine this, not simply the creatinine number. There are many patients with a creatinine of 6 who do not yet require dialysis, as well as those with a lower number who do. This is something best discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
93% survive 2 years: Based on data from United States Renal Data System (http://www.usrds.org) for 2010-2012 there is a 6.7% 2 year mortality after starting home peritoneal dialysis ( 9.9% 2 year mortality for home hemodilaysis). This compares to 2 year mortality of 12.3 % for in center hemodialysis. It should be emphasized that mortality after kidney transplant at 2 years is only 1.8%. Diabetes increases risk. ...Read more
Help please? How long is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of dialyzed patients will die in a year, every year; so, it is not easy for them to live >5 years. But, regardless of what you may suffer, lifestyle + good medical advice + possibility for kidney transplant give you the best possible hope to live longer. Nonetheless, do something within your control now and don't waste time & energy to think and worry about what beyond... ...Read more
My fathr's creatinine lvl 9 and he is on dialysis 2 times week. We worried abt its continue till end of life or folowing discipline fud will revise c?
May be forever...: Most dialyzed patients are for ended stage of chronic failure by various reasons; if so, he would need dialysis forever until renal transplant if clinically, ethically, and socially suitable. Occasionally, the renal failure requiring dialysis may be acute and usually related with identifiable surgical or medical ordeals. So, ask treating doc in detail. Nonetheless, practice healthy lifestyle.. ...Read more
Insurance is a service that people pay for to protect against unforeseen financial problems, such as developing expensive health problems. With most forms of insurance, you pay a company a monthly fee, and if you get seek or need medical care, the company pays for the ...Read more
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