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How Long Do You Live on Kidney Dialysis at 71 Years Old

2014-08-11 19:14| Font Size A A A

How Long Do You Live on Kidney Dialysis at 71 Years OldDialysis is needed if your kidney disease has developed into Kidney Failure or End Stage Renal Disease. Elderly people are very prone to suffer from kidney failure and dialysis can be the first option to sustain their life span. However, for people who at 71 years old, how long they can live with kidney dialysis?

Dialysis is a kidney replacement treatment, which can help kidney to discharge waste products and toxins from the body. After the process of dialysis, symptoms like high creatinine level, swelling, high blood pressure, hematuria and so on can get well controlled even can be remitted. And to some extent, dialysis can help patients prolong the life expectancy. But in terms of how long can you survive, there is no exact answer because there are many factors can influence the life spane, such as ages, illness condition, complications as well as dialysis techniques.

Under normal condition, patients can live another 5 years or more with adequate dialysis, while others can not. Because someone may experience numerous side effects such as anemia, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, low blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease, which can be life-threatening. In this case, patients’ life quality can be lowered and the life span also be shortened to large extent.

According to the statistics, age is one of leading influential factors of life span. About 88% people under 20 years old can live through 5 years, 71% between 20-44 years old live for 5 years and 10% above 74 can live another 5 years.

There is an average statistic about the lifespan of patients who accept dialysis as a treatment. About 80% people can survive 1 year, 64% can survive 2 years, 33% can survive 5 years and 10% can survive 10 years.

Through the above analysis, we can see that young people can live longer than elderly people. In addition to dialysis, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is strongly recommended to you. If you want to live a high-quality with the older age, you might as well try it. More info, you can talk with our online doctors or email to renal-disease@hotmail.com.



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