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Risks of Kidney Dialysis for 92 year old
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Risks of Kidney Dialysis for 92 year old

My grandmother who is 92 years old has a strong heart and is on no heart medications.  Her blood pressure is 110/50.  How risky is kidney dialysis for her?  Her kidneys are at a 8 now.  
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Hi,

There are several risks associated with dialysis. Today, elderly patients constitute an increasing percentage of dialysis population. Survival and quality of life after dialysis in the elderly are acceptable despite their complicated medical and psychosocial conditions. In particular, peritoneal dialysis appears to be a better mode of dialysis than hemodialysis in the elderly. Risks include any of the following: bleeding from the access point, hypotension, infections, electrolyte Imbalance, cramps, nausea and headaches. It is best that you discuss this with your grandmother's nephrologist. Her medical history, physical examination and presence of co-morbidities are important in evaluating her for this procedure.

Take care and regards.
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