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Kidney function down to 18% - how low before dialisis

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Kidney function down to 18% - how low before dialisis
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
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Whenever kidney function fall below 15% dialysis is considered as an option to assist kidney function.
However, your age also has to be taken into consideration.
If you do not have any other significant symptoms, no excess fluid in the body, then your doctor may wait till it falls below 10%.
o it may take 2-3 years from now in that case.
Usually diuretics like Furosemide is tried to help with the fluid overload as first line treatment before resorting to dialysis.
Are you on any medication currently?
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