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I have stage 4 kidney disease but can't have a transplant. Can I do dialysis for the rest of my life?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Yes

First i would concentrate on treating my stage 4 kidney disease to the best of my abilities.
You may not need a transplant or dialysis if you can manage successfull what disease has caused your initial renal impairment. However if your disease progresses, you will have an opportunity to survive by being on dialysis.

In brief: Yes

First i would concentrate on treating my stage 4 kidney disease to the best of my abilities.
You may not need a transplant or dialysis if you can manage successfull what disease has caused your initial renal impairment. However if your disease progresses, you will have an opportunity to survive by being on dialysis.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes

You can, however, ckd-4 does not require dialysis.

In brief: Yes

You can, however, ckd-4 does not require dialysis.
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