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Kidney disease

My father is suffering from Kidney disease from last 5 years. We are taking treatment and now the percentage of kidney working condition is 17 to 19%.creatinine is 5.1. Can you suggest at which stage dialysis is required and how many years we can extend his life
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Dr. Prashant C Dheerendra Bangalore | Nephrologist/Renal Specialist
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Hi! Dialysis will be needed at any point of time once the percentage of kidney function is below 15%. How well a person does on dialysis depends on how well he/she prepares for it. Your patient should get an AV fistula as soon as possible so that dialysis can be initiated in a stress free environment. People can survive on dialysis for years and even decades of proper care is taken.
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi..... There is no cure for kidney disease, but it may be possible to stop its progress or at least slow down the damage. In many cases, the correct treatment and lifestyle changes can help keep a person and their kidneys healthier longer..... Usually dialysis is started for stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease.... Consult Nephrologist.....
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