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How many years can people stay on dialysis before dying of kidney failure?

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Dr. Terry Woodard
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Unpredictable

Although statistics reveal the "average" life span of dialysis patients, each person has unique personal and physiologic characteristics that make predictions unreliable.
Associated medical conditions, genetic makeup, comliance to recommended therapy, overall health and habits, and mental attitude can markedly modify the effect and outcome of dialysis treatments.

In brief: Unpredictable

Although statistics reveal the "average" life span of dialysis patients, each person has unique personal and physiologic characteristics that make predictions unreliable.
Associated medical conditions, genetic makeup, comliance to recommended therapy, overall health and habits, and mental attitude can markedly modify the effect and outcome of dialysis treatments.
Dr. Terry Woodard
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are...

About 5 yrs or 20% in a year. But, a wide individual variation does exist depending on patient's will and realistic effort to live on by practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence under Doc's sounseling, guidance, and mutual cooperation.
So, work hard on doing something within personal control and stop worrying about what is outside our control; that will surely give the dialyzed

In brief: Here are...

About 5 yrs or 20% in a year. But, a wide individual variation does exist depending on patient's will and realistic effort to live on by practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence under Doc's sounseling, guidance, and mutual cooperation.
So, work hard on doing something within personal control and stop worrying about what is outside our control; that will surely give the dialyzed
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Depends upon compliance, other medical problems, and underlying cause to name a few.
Can live years on dialysis. No set time, so stay positive and live as healthy as possible!

In brief: Depends

Depends upon compliance, other medical problems, and underlying cause to name a few.
Can live years on dialysis. No set time, so stay positive and live as healthy as possible!
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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