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Which dialysis method is better for end stage?

Which dialysis method is better for end stage?

Whichever works 4 u: Sometimes your choices can be limited by finances or availability. The medical studies vary and experts argue over the 'best'. There are pluses and minuses to all the renal replacement therapies: hemodialysis in center, hemodialysis at home, peritoneal dialysis, transplant. My opinion for my patients is the best solution is the one that works the best for you, your health, and your lifestyle. ...Read more

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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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End-stage renal disease means you need dialysis?

End-stage renal disease means you need dialysis?

When kidneys fail: End stage renal disease is stage five ckd or GFR 15 or less. Dialysis is started when the function of the kidneys is inadequate to remove the metabolic byproducts of metabolism. In practice this is usually determined by measuring gfr. Most people have to start dialysis when GFR drops to 10-15 though it may have to be started higher or lower than that. ...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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Will dialysis help someone with end-stage chf?

If with kidney dis: I've seen it relieve symptoms of fluid overload in patients with end stage CHF and kidney disease, but it does not prolong life much and some patients think it reduces the quality of life too much. ...Read more

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Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

Not on the internet: Never if not prescribed by a professional that is treating the problem and knows the exact history, physical exam, and current medication list. ...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 husband is on dialysis he is end stage renal disease he had a light stroke in february which left him with not being able to talk and express his t?

My husband is on dialysis he is end stage renal disease he had a light stroke in february which left him with not being able to talk and express his t?

CHALLENGING: Hope you are engaging in speech therapy, which can be extremely helpful. The drug Ritalin has been used to help some stroke victims recover a bit faster. Consider adding a drug such as clopidogrel or Aggrenox to prevent future strokes. Talk to your kidney doc about some of the ways co-morbities can be managed. Sounds best to work closely with a rehab doc. ...Read more

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When someone has end stage renal failure, how long can they typically be expected to live if they do not get dialysis or transplant? 92 y/o with chf.

When someone has end stage renal failure, how long can they typically be expected to live if they do not get dialysis or transplant? 92 y/o with chf.

Hard to do: CHF and impaired renal function are difficult to deal with, because improving one makes the other worse. It is a fine line between reducing fluid to help the heart failure, but keeping enough to keep the kidney function from getting worse. Dialysis may be the best answer. See his nephrologist for an answer. ...Read more

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