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How long can I live without dialysis stage 4 82 years old with heart problems

By Anonymous May 11, 2016 - 3:23pm
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Hi Anon,

Thank you for Sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

That is really a tough question to answer. Trouble with your heart is a major complication of not managing your kidney disease well, so that has to be factored in.

There are two different types of dialysis , hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Which one are you speaking of?

 Life expectancy has much to do with helping to keep your kidneys from getting worse by:

  • Controlling other health problems you may have
  • Treating complications of kidney disease
  • Managing or preventing heart disease


I hope this helps.

Be well,


May 11, 2016 - 10:42pm
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