Will Kidney Failure Kill Me
Kidney Failure is a medical condition in which your kidneys cannot work properly to remove the toxins in your body. Will kidney failure kill me? Many patients ask this question, after they got the diagnosis. There is not a confirmed answer for it currently. But here are some opinions of different doctors for your information.
Will kidney failure kill me?
If kidney failure is mild or stable with an established or eliminated cause, you may not have problems from it.
If sever, then renal replacement therapy, such as hemodialysis or kidney transplant is lifesaving.
Life expectancy on dialysis is markedly less than for people who have kidney failure, but kidney transplants seem to do better.
Factors that affects the lifespan of kidney failure
- your general condition
- your complications and symptoms
- the treatment you are taking
- the lifestyle you are keeping
Actually, life expectancy of kidney failure varies from person to person. Its dependent upon the stage and is most accurately determined after discussion with several physicians.
Dialysis does not treat renal failure but can prolonging life expectancy. According to data published by Dr. Andy Weinstein in 2002, 42 percent of patients on dialysis have heart disease, and death will occur as the result of the compounded illness or infections caused by the dialysis.
Those without prior complications have a 70 percent chance of survival after five years on dialysis. Those with pre-existing illness range between a 46 percent and 29 percent chance of survival after five years on dialysis.
Kidney failure management
Whether kidney failure will kill you or not, actually, depends on your own choice. Some people live a longer life than average people with kidney failure while the rest live a short life. Whether you will be in the “some people”, your treatment and your lifestyle makes the result.
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