Usually people with diabetes want to know their life expectancy when they realize the therapy cannot reverse their disease completely. Dialysis is one of these kinds of therapies. We all know that dialysis is a support method to sustain people’s lives but cannot repair their kidneys at all. So what is the life expectancy of people with diabetes and dialysis?
Will I live? How long will I live?
When most of kidney tissues are dead or hardened, patients will be suggested
to have dialysis which was invented to replace the kidney function. With the
help of dialysis, most of the toxins of micromolecule can be discharged from the
body in order to avoid the organ poisoning. Dialysis indeed can prolong people’s
lives. If we do not have this technology, too much toxic substances and excess
water will be deposited in the body and other main organs, such as heart and
lung, will be damaged by them. People may live at most for several weeks or
months after they go into kidney failure.
Dialysis is one of life-saving straws for diabetes and renal failure.
However, the average life expectancy of patients with dialysis is 3 to 5 years.
Only few people have lived with dialysis for more than 20 years. Why cannot
people live longer with dialysis? Although dialysis is named as artificial
kidney, it cannot replace kidney function exactly. Dialysis only can remove the
live micromolecule substances. So people need hemofiltration and hemoperfusion
to eliminate the middle or big sized toxic substances. In this way, their blood
can keep clean as the normal people’s blood.
With a scientific point, dialysis (or hemofiltration and hemoperfusion) is
used to solve the threat for their lives and kidney tissues repair is the most
important. Immunotherapy is ongoing research in some countries and it has been
used in clinic to rebuild kidney tissues in china. Most of Immunotherapy is
originated from the cord blood, so they have strong ability to produce various
cells for kidneys. Once the damaged kidney is mended, their function will return
and people have a normal life span.
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