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What special issues face older adults who have dialysis?
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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jerry Light
Dr. Jerry Light
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Same as others
Only older adults usually have less reserve, tire easily and are more prone to infections.

In brief: Same as others
Only older adults usually have less reserve, tire easily and are more prone to infections.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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