Life Expectancy of Patients on Dialysis. The five year figure comes from extrapolating the average yearly mortality rate - always remember: Averages are made of extremes. The average mortality is above 20% a year for all people on dialysis. So if you take a group of 100 people starting dialysis and there is a 20% yearly mortality rate, then after 5 years fewer than 50 of the initial 100 people will remain alive.
However, there is no upper limit on how long someone starting dialysis today
will live - I know someone who has been on dialysis continuously for over 34
years and another person who has had ESRD for nearly 40 years (she is on her
forth transplant). I started dialysis in 1990, no one knows how long someone who
started dialysis in 1990 will have; let alone how long someone who starts
dialysis today will have. When you consider the healthier options that we have
today - more frequent dialysis, especially more frequent nocturnal dialysis -
there is no way to know what that means in regard to mortality.
You can live a long time while using dialysis to replace your kidney’s
function but studies have shown that those who do best on dialysis are those who
take an active role in their treatment. By coming here, to this web site, you
have taken the first step. The next step is making healthy treatment
So, Is there a better therapy for kidney disease apart from dialysis?
Fortunately, Immunotherapy can help people on dialysis in china.
Have Immunotherapy already been used to treat kidney disease?
Yes, Immunotherapy has been performed in our hospital for patients at
home and abroad with a variety of kidney diseases and had great curative effects
on kidney disease and Diabetes. For instance, a man who has Diabetes for more
than 15 years, gets rid of insulin which accompanied
him for 15 years. Immunotherapy as a new technology in treating human disease is
believed to change the treatments of disease. Experts at home and abroad are
enthusiastic about immunotherapy research.
It mainly introduces a best Immunotherapy center in China,
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