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What would the life expectancy of a 62 year old with end stage kidney disease be?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Longevity and ESRD

Patients on dialysis live shorter than their age matched persons not on dialysis.
The life expectancy is dependent of the underlying disease, diabetes usually live on dialysis for a shorter period of time than do non-diabetic dialysis patients. You should ask the patient's nephrologist (n) for a better estimate of the patient's expectant life span. The n is better equipped to answer your question.

In brief: Longevity and ESRD

Patients on dialysis live shorter than their age matched persons not on dialysis.
The life expectancy is dependent of the underlying disease, diabetes usually live on dialysis for a shorter period of time than do non-diabetic dialysis patients. You should ask the patient's nephrologist (n) for a better estimate of the patient's expectant life span. The n is better equipped to answer your question.
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