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Life Expectancy of Dialysis Patients

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-29 10:41

In normal condition, you are equipped with two kidneys. Even one is failed, the other can make you live a full life. However, when both kidneys cannot work properly, dialysis seems a common resort. Read on and you can find the life expectancy and how to expand the dialysis life expectancy.

Life expectancy of dialysis patients

However, dialysis expectancy, like anything in the world depends on many variables, some of which you can not control and others you can. Thereby, you take the your own condition into consideration, then you can find your own answer. Here are some factors that involve in you’re your life expectancy when you are on dialysis.

--How old you are when your on dialysis (the younger you are, the longer you are likely to live)

-- How well you take care of yourself (people who take an active role in their care and follow their treatment plans tend to do better and live longer than people who don't)

-- What illness caused you on dialysis, and how your health is otherwise (people with many other serious illnesses are unlikely to live as long as people who are pretty healthy other than kidney failure)

-- How good your medical and dialysis care are

How to expand the dialysis life expectancy?

- Diet and nutrition. Plan yourself a proper diet and nutrition for your kidney failure. You are suggested to take a low salt and low fat diet. (click here for top 6 exercise and sports for Kidney Failure)

- Herbal medicine. Here, I try to list only the key herbal medicines that will treat the common problems associated with dialysis, and also extend the kidney dialysis life expectancy, including hawthorn, Olive Leaf, St Mary’s Thistle (aka Milk Thistle).

- Optimal dialysis. Dialysis is not the only way to remove the toxins in the body for kidney failure patients. Various techniques, such as Hemodialysis, Hemoperfusion, Plasma Exchange, CRRT, are available and your choice should be based on you medical condition.

If you live like no one else, you will live like no one else. Thereby, how long you can live with dialysis depends on your choices to live.

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