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Husband has been diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis caused by heart failure. As his caregiver what can I do to prolong his health? Diet? Prognosis

Husband has been diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis caused by heart failure.  As his caregiver what can I do to prolong his health?  Diet?  Prognosis

Get second opinion: Heart failure seldom causes advanced cirrhosis without a previous stormy course. Perhaps there has been confusion or a miscommunication. The prognosis depends on the cause of his heart failure & liver disease the combination of cirrhosis and heart failure makes me think of missed hemochromatosis -- if that's the diagnosis, he may be curable. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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Can heart failure cause renal failure?

Can heart failure cause renal failure?

Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by increasing blood pressure and decreasing salt elimation, resulting in intravascular volume overload, resulting in increased pressure in the chambers of the left side of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for renal failure & heart failure?

What is the survival rate for renal failure & heart failure?

Survival rates: More than half of those who develop CHF die within 5 years of diagnosis. Heart failure contributes to approximately 287, 000 u.S, deaths a year. Adjusted rates of all-cause mortality are 6.3–8.2 times greater for dialysis patients than for individuals in the general population. The answer to your question is difficult to give, as you did not give the age of the patient or any other information. ...Read more

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My brother is 43 he has congestive heart failure & has been told that he now has renal failure what are his options. He's homeless & has no insurance?

My brother is 43 he has congestive heart failure & has been told that he now has renal failure what are his options. He's homeless & has no insurance?

Cardio-renal syndrom: Seems like he is developing cardiorenal syndrome. It should be managed collectively by a cardiologist and nephrologist. ...Read more

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My brother is 43 he has congestive heart failure & has been told that he now has renal failure what are his options. He's homeless & has no insurance?

My brother is 43 he has congestive heart failure & has been told that he now has renal failure what are his options. He's homeless & has no insurance?

Brother's problems: If your brother has renal failure and needs to start dialysis, he should go to the nearest er and start it. In the hospital, a social worker probably can get him the help he needs. If he does not yet need dialysis, have him contact the nearest state medicaid office its assistance. State have different regulations and it best to contact, the medicaid office for the best information. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a 94 yr old live with renal failure and congestive heart failure?

How long can a 94 yr old live with renal failure and congestive heart failure?

Variable: All 94yo patients have a high overall mortality rate. Renal failure and congestive heart failure are two conditions which can contribute to a rapid decline and death over the short term. Conversely, if the renal insufficiency is mild, and the CHF is well managed, limited life expectancy may not be unduly hastened. ...Read more

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My 96yr old aunt is stage 4 renal failure. Congestive heart failure, hypertension, no dialysis. How long does she have?

My 96yr old aunt is stage 4 renal failure. Congestive heart failure, hypertension, no dialysis. How long does she have?

Life expectancy: You ask a difficult question. Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) is far advanced stage of ckd. The life expectancy (l) of a 96 year old female in the us is 3.18 years. That is the l without ckd. Patients with ckd live shorter than those without it. Your question is a difficult one to answer and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more

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My mum has just been diagnosed stage 4 kidney failure she also has been told she can't have transplant as has heart failure how long can u live dialys?

My mum has just been diagnosed stage 4 kidney failure she also has been told she can't have transplant  as has heart failure how long can u live dialys?

Depends on heart: It depend on general health and associated health conditions especially heart disease. Heart failure by itself doesn't prevent someone from getting kidney transplant. I guess she was evaluated in a transplant center and being followed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more