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What special issues face older adults who have dialysis?

What special issues face older adults who have dialysis?

Multiple issues: Older adults on dialysis tend to be sicker and have more associated health problems. This may adversely affect how well they do on dialysis. In addition, placing a good fistula for access may be more challenging as their veins may be small and scarred or "used up" from previous ivs or medical procedures. ...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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How old is to old for dialysis?

How old is to old for dialysis?

Depends: Age itself is just a number. What is more important is how likely is dialysis going to improve the patient's quality of life. If a patient has a terminal illness or multi-organ failure, some kidney doctors will not recommend dialysis. ...Read more

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Can a bedridden 70 year old diabetic take dialysis?

YES BUT ONLY IF: Benefits outweigh risks and expectations are reasonable from you and the patient. ...Read more

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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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What 2 expect from kidney dialysis? 65 years old. What 2 be concerned about?

Here are some ...: Please direct these questions to your nephrologist who should know more about your individual conditions than some Doc like me online so she/he can address your concerns more to the point. But for general understanding, realize and accept: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity as well as a constant struggle to cope with reality ... ...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?

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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My 6yrs old nephew has renal failure, stage 5. If he undergos dialysis, what is the percentage of survival?

My 6yrs old nephew has renal failure, stage 5. If he undergos dialysis, what is the percentage of survival?

A lot of signs: Usually nausea, vomiting , weight loss , shortness of breath , trembling of hands, palor and mood disorders, problem sleeping are mostly the signs and symptoms of impending renal failure. ...Read more

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