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Life Span of People on Peritoneal Dialysis with 13% Renal Function

2013-10-15 16:29

Q:

My mother is 60 years old and is diabetic.Next month,she will begin peritoneal dialysis. She only has 13% renal function left. I am wondering what the possible life span is for her. Any estimates will be appreciated.

A:

The life span of people on dialysis can not be predicted.Some patients may die in the first years. However, some may live as long as ten years. The average life span of people on dialysis is between 5~6 years.To estimate how long your mother will live is based on a number of variables.

Complications of peritoneal dialysis

While peritoneal dialysis can prolong the patients’ life span,it still can cause an array of complications,some of which are life-threatening. Infection is a significant death cause of dialysis patients.

Effective control of these complications can prolong the patients’ life span.Email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more medical suggestions.

Underlying health problems

The underlying health problems of Kidney Failure and the associated complications like Diabetes,high blood pressure,heart problem etc.All these conditions can affect the life span of people on peritoneal dialysis. Therefore, it is important to control these these problems strictly.

Treatment

The average life span of people on peritoneal dialysis with 13% is just between 5~6 years.However, if intervention treatment is adopted to improve her impaired kidney, she will be able to live longer and even get rid of dialysis. You can see how this patient get rid of dialysis.

Chinese medicine can help the dialysis patients restore impaired kidney structure and improve renal function.Chinese medicine is not a single treatment,but a complete treatment system including a variety of treatment modalities such as Chinese herbal medicine,Medicated Bath, Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy etc.Based on your mother’s specific illness condition, different types of treatments will be prescribed. If her renal function can be improved, she will be able to live as long as the general population.

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