Elderly people are more likely to get renal failure due to various chronic kidney diseases than youngers. Because the elderly has a lower immunity or some other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, the prognosis ans life expectancy is not so good as youngers.
Life expectancy is affected by what treatment the patients take. Patients with renal failure means that their kidney function has been severely damaged with GFR (glomerular filtration rate) being less than 15ml/min. Generally, dialysis is recommended.
Life expectancy of renal failure in elderly various from the following situations:
1. No treatment
Kidney failure, or end stage renal disease is the most serious illness condition. If patients do not want to take dialysis or other treatment, the expected life expectancy varies from several days to several weeks. If the patients still have some urine output, the prognosis is better and patients can live another 2-6 weeks. If there is very little or even no urine at all, the patients usually can not survive more than 2 weeks. Some of them may cannot survive for 10 to 14 days.
Dialysis can help the kidney to remove wastes and toxins so as to keep electrolyte balance so as to prolong the lifespan. Patients receiving dialysis normally can live another 3-5 years.
3. Kidney transplant
One year after the kidney transplant, the life span of the transplanted kidneys is about 92%, after 5 years it is 80% and after 10 years it is 54%. With kidney transplant, dialysis can be got rid of. However, if patients have rejection or severe bleeding and infection, a dialysis is needed again.
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