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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How Long Can People Live On Dialysis

2013-06-09 14:29

How Long Can People Live On DialysisNo matter what causes your kidney failure, approaching dialysis is always a frightening transition. Can dialysis prolong patients’ life expectancy largely? How long can people live on dialysis? Both of them must be your big concerns.

Most often, the information that you read about dialysis is quite upbeat and optimistic. You may have seen some pictures of people on dialysis who still work for many hours every day, but in fact, dialysis isn’t an easy treatment for even the fittest people. Generally, the longer people on dialysis, the weaker their body is.

How long can people live on dialysis?

According to clinical report, the average life span of people who are undergoing dialysis is about 5 years, because long-term dialysis can easily cause many side effects such as electrolyte disorder, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, and so on to threaten patients’ life. What’s more, If you have high blood pressure or other complications, your life span may be shorter than this value, while you can live as long as more than ten years if you don’t have any complications.

From the above analysis, we can know the reality of dialysis treatment isn’t as good as we have learned before. Here, you must want to ask whether it means you have to accept all the side effects brought by dialysis without any management.

Some treatments can help increase your life expectancy

Since the complication and low kidney function are the main factors that affect patients’ life span, the effective treatment should include well control of your complications and kidney repairing therapies.

High blood pressure, proteinuria, blood urine, etc, all are the common symptoms that you may have. Fortunately, in most cases, a healthy diet and correct medicines can control them very well. If yours can’t be controlled very well, you can tell the online doctor to give you some detailed suggestions.

As for kidney repairing therapy, you can try immunotherapy, which can not only cleanse your blood but also increase the self-curative ability of impaired kidney cells. Through transporting enough nutrition to these cells, the damaged kidney cells can recover to work again gradually. If you still have any question about the managements of your symptoms and Immunotherapy, welcome to leave a message or consult us online.

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