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My brother is going through dialysis 3 times a week.Kidney disease stage v. Can he be treated without kidney transplant.He is 27 yrs. Plz help.

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Yes

He can remain on dialysis for as long as he is alive.
He will have a significantly shorter life expectancy compared to a nondialysis patient. Transplanted patients however, have a significantly longer life expectancy than dialysis patients. In addition, patients with kidney transplants rate their quality of life much higher than dialysis patients.

In brief: Yes

He can remain on dialysis for as long as he is alive.
He will have a significantly shorter life expectancy compared to a nondialysis patient. Transplanted patients however, have a significantly longer life expectancy than dialysis patients. In addition, patients with kidney transplants rate their quality of life much higher than dialysis patients.
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Dialysis treatment

You brother, being on hemodialysis (hd), has chronic kidney disease stage 6.
He will need a successful kidney transplant to stop his hd. If he does not like hd, he can switch to peritoneal dialysis (pd). He needs to be placed on a transplant list and needs to discuss the option of pd with his nephrologist to fully understand his options.

In brief: Dialysis treatment

You brother, being on hemodialysis (hd), has chronic kidney disease stage 6.
He will need a successful kidney transplant to stop his hd. If he does not like hd, he can switch to peritoneal dialysis (pd). He needs to be placed on a transplant list and needs to discuss the option of pd with his nephrologist to fully understand his options.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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