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What to do if I'm 18 and soon to be on dialysis, life expectancy?

What to do if I'm 18 and soon to be on dialysis, life expectancy?

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 more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

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


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What is the life expectancy of a 76 year old man on dialysis?

What is the life expectancy of a 76 year old man on dialysis?

Depends: Without dialysis, this person will not able to live more than a month. If you have multiple medical problems, then the life expectancy is shorter but there is no way of telling how much time this person can live. ...Read more

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How much time is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

How much time is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

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

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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

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What is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

What is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

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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What would the life expectancy for someone on dialysis be?

What would the life expectancy for someone on dialysis be?

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

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What do you suggest if I'm 18 and soon to be on dialysis, life expectancy?

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

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What would the life expectancy of peritoneal dialysis at 13% be?

What would the life expectancy of peritoneal dialysis at 13% be?

Depends: Peritoneal dialysis allows patients with kidney disease to not suffer symptoms of kidney failure and to not die from their disease. The life expectancy really depends on how healthy the patient is and how compliant they are with the treatment recommendations. Most deaths of dialysis patients are cardiovascular. If the patient has a bad heart the likelihood of death increases. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for someone in end-stage renal failure on dialysis?

Depends upon health: Very variable. Current medical literature quotes 22% annual mortality rate which suggests 5 year survival rate. However, younger and otherwise healthy subjects can live 10 -20 years on dialysis. Kidney transplantation has a much better prognosis if and when there is choice. Some subjects only need tdialysis on temporary basis on temporary and recover kidney function. Others are 2 sick for transpl. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a person with stage 4 renal falure and 1 kidney with no dialysis?

What is the life expectancy for a person with stage 4 renal falure and 1 kidney with no dialysis?

Variable: The answer to this question really depends on how well the illness is managed and the rate of decline of the kidney function. Some patients may decline to end stage kidney failure in a year while some may take several years. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for stage 5 kidney failure with starting dialysis?

What is the life expectancy for stage 5 kidney failure with starting dialysis?

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

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What is the typical life expectancy of a 77 year old female with esrd on dialysis?

What is the typical life expectancy of a 77 year old female with esrd on dialysis?

Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on HealthTap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking, who could give a better answer. ...Read more

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My wife has end stage renal failure. She is undergoing pd now. Transplant looks like not possible in time soon. What is her life expectancy on dialysis?

Dialysis: Patients can have hd or pd for long time until they get transplant. As far as they don't get infection and get regular dialysis they will be ok for several years. .. ...Read more

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My mother is in stage 4 kidney cancer. She is also on dialysis. What is her life expectancy?

My mother is in stage 4 kidney cancer. She is also on dialysis. What is her life expectancy?

No clear prediction.: Each individual case is unique & predictions are very difficult--but from what you describe, the life expectancy is, unfortunately, not long. Large series show that median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16 to 20 months in contemporary reports, and the five-year survival rate is less than 10 percent for patients with distant metastases. Kidney failure may worsen the prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?

What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?

Radical Remission: Is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more

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Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?

Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?

No easy answer: She has a number of considerable medical problems, but noone can predict life expectancy with any certainty. Emphasis should be on quality of life. "tight" blood sugar control is not indicated because of the risk of hypoglycemia and because she already has complications. Take care of her eyes so she can enjoy her family. Work with her cardiologist to maximize heart function. ...Read more

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Could you give me the median survival for the elderly, over 65, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Also, what was it 30 yrs. Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group? I'm not sure what the life expectancy w

Could you give me the median survival for the elderly, over 65, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Also, what was it 30 yrs. Ago? I lost a loved one in 1982, wondering if life expectancy improving in this age group? I'm not sure what the life expectancy w

Not too good...: Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for people having bronchiectasis these days? [diagnosed at age 35]

What is the average life expectancy for people having bronchiectasis these days? [diagnosed at age 35]

Unknown: There have not really been longitudinal studies looking at the natural history of bronchiectasis overtime in patients without cystic fibrosis. A lot of the prognosis depend on the severity of your lung function and your level of lung function. I think it is very difficult to give the patient with bronchiectasis a definitive lifespan estimate. ...Read more

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Do adults who survived a.L.L. At younger ages have a shorter life expectancy? If so, how long is the average?

Do adults who survived a.L.L. At younger ages have a shorter life expectancy? If so, how long is the average?

May be, some: We are only 50 years or so since this cancer (all) became curable. There are some late complications which make us suspect that the ultimate age may be shortened by a few years. But I would not worry about it for another 10-20 years as most folks are doing fine in their 40s to 50s. ...Read more

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At the age of 61 just diagnosed with i.P.F. What is the average life expectancy if I do what drs. Says?

Read this: If it is true, please read further... Best wishes! Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/printall-index. Html. ...Read more

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I am 31 and have had follicular lymphoma for 5 years. I am in remission. I have cvid. For my age what is the life expectancy?

I am 31 and have had follicular lymphoma for 5 years. I am in remission. I have cvid. For my age what is the life expectancy?

Complex: CVID is a complex disease, nowadays regaining good humoral (antibody) immunity with proper replacement therapy and prompt treatment with antibiotics has improved the quality of life tremendously for patients with CVID, although lymphoma is a complication of the disease, but you survived 5 years already, which is the benchmark year for good prognosis for lymphoma, longevity can be as non-CVID ...Read more

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What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

Can live a full life: If surgery goes well, good LIMA and vein grafts, LVEF preserved (as u say no other comorbities) you should have a very full life. With all the progress in CV medicine, one can live with cad, chronic condition, be on the correct meds postop and live long! Meds needed too:Asa, ace inhibitor, statin, and beta blocker. I have patients living full lives 25 yrs post CABG. Need a technically good surgeon ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for people with bronciectasis if discovered around age 35 or 36[ also having mild asthma] had previous tb thanks?

What is the average life expectancy for people with bronciectasis if discovered around age 35 or 36[ also having mild asthma] had previous tb thanks?

Workup/mgt: Your history of allergic rhinitis, mild asthma and bronchiectasis/TB raises the possibility of a number of conditions. I would suggest that your management and workup include: a follow up Chest radiograph, pulmonary function testing with and without a bronchodilator, immunoglobulin and IgE, CBC with differential and a CF sweat test.
Inhaled antibiotics, chest physio, mucus thinners may be rxd. ...Read more

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Age 58, non-alcoholic. Have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive. Still have 40% liver working. It can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Age 58, non-alcoholic. Have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive. Still have 40% liver working. It can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Take care ofyourself: If you already have portal hypertension as a complication of your liver disease, you probably have had cirrhosis for awhile. There is no "40% working" - best markers are those of synthetic function. Get the underlying cause treated if possible (? HCV), stay as healthy as you can. But no, unlikely to remain 'stable always'. ...Read more

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My father aged 59 was found to have 3 heart blocks...Now he underwent bypass surgery with 2 bypasses. What is his life expectancy?

My father aged 59 was found to have 3 heart blocks...Now he underwent bypass surgery with 2 bypasses. What is his life expectancy?

It depends: His surgeon would be a better resource. Life expectancy depends on several things. How well does his heart squeeze? Were all the blockages bypassed? How healthy are the rest of his arteries? Does he have lung disease, diabetes, other health issues? Is he smoking? Will he change his risk factors? Assuming no other issues and normal heart function then he should do very well. ...Read more

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I am 23 years of age and I ve been on haemo dialysis for 5 years I have been getting pain when I get an erection can anyone help?

Painful erection: I cannot address this completely, but I can strongly urge you to talk with your dialysis doctor and get a urologist involved. I looked up your two drugs listed and could find nothing that would link them to painful erection. Getting an answer for you will likely require some real detective work. ...Read more

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Ckd 3a egfr fluctuates bet. 44 & 50 over past 10yrs. How fast does it go to need for dialysis? How critical is diet at this stage? Age 68. Creat. 1.42

Ckd 3a egfr fluctuates bet. 44 & 50 over past 10yrs. How fast does it go to need for dialysis? How critical is diet at this stage? Age 68. Creat. 1.42

Good care: Keep doing what you are doing and congratulate your Primary md, your nephrologist and yourself at your age of 68 yo your creatinine is acceptable no dialysis now. ...Read more

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I have 2 sons aged 22 & 24 both there father and grand father have had kidney dialysis. Are my sons at generic risk if tested now will it be curable?

Depends on situation: The pattern could represent a dominant trait where every child born of the affected individual has a 50% chance of getting the disorder. However, without knowing the actual diagnosis each man caries it is hard to say. Early detection aids in management but may not enable a cure. ...Read more