Factors Affecting Lifespan of Dialysis Patients
Time: 2019-12-27 13:40, Tags: Dialysis
Kidney failure is divided into five stages, and in the end stage, patients have a glomerular filtration rate of less than 15 and their kidney functions are lost. Dialysis or kidney transplant are suggested during the end stage of kidney failure. Dialysis may extend the lifespan of patients and improve their life qualities, but how long they can live differs one by one. Here are some widely accepted factors affecting lifespan of dialysis patients.
The prognosis for a person who undergo dialysis depends on various factors. While dialysis is life-saving, there are some patients who live a longer life than they expect. Top factors related to the dialysis lifespan includes age, medical conditions, adjuvant treatment.
Compared with patients who have diabetes, CVA/TIA, cancer, congestive heart failure, the mortality rate is twice as high for dialysis patients aged 65 or above. Studies have indicated that the average lifespan decrease with age. The survival rates are lower for patients with End Stage Renal Disease, who are 65 years and above. In other words, the younger you are when you start dialysis, the longer you are likely to live.
The survival rate in dialysis patients are related to the primary cause of kidney disease, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. The 5 year survival rate after dialysis for glomerulonephritis, PKD, diabetes are around 58%, 70%, and 29% respectively.
When patients are diagnosed on the end stage of renal failure, dialysis or kidney transplant is suggested. But they are not the only choice. Some treatments may be adopted together. Some drugs may be used to relieve symptoms. And TCM therapies may be added to repair the damaged kidney cells and improve kidney functions. In many dialysis cases, TCM therapies reduce the times of dialysis treatment and even some luck patients get rid of dialysis gradually.
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