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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

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 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 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

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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 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 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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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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What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

Ask doctor...: The info provided is not enough to deduce life expectancy for patients requiring daily dialysis, which suggests the patient has fast fluid accumulation resulting from poor cardiac function on top of end-stage renal failure, together further decrease life expectancy. So, it is very poor - maybe a matter of weeks to 3-6 months unless some miraculous events happen. Best wishes... ...Read more

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56 yr old diabetic male w/ 4th degree kidney disease. What would the results of a transplant be, healing time, life expectancy after, dialysis after?

56 yr old diabetic male w/ 4th degree kidney disease. What would the results of a transplant be, healing time, life expectancy after, dialysis after?

CKD and transplant: Your question is difficult to answer. You will not have a transplant until you start dialysis, chronic kidney disease stage 6 (ckd), so you are not a candidate for one now. The results of a kidney transplant depend how well the kidney is a match and how well the anti-rejection drugs will work for you. The answers to your questions about life expectancy and dialysis are too speculative to answer. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

According to: SSA.gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more