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80 years old, renal failure. History of diabetes, hypertension. Treatment other than kidney dialysis?

My father is 80 yrs old, he has end stage renal failure and is reccomended for dialysis in the near future. Are there any medicines or treatments he can take to stall the progression of the disease or improve the health of the kidneys? Because of his heart condition he may not be able to tolerate dialysis. He is a diabetic and has mild hypertension .
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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if diaysis is recommended then the kidney actualy is not able to support the life of the person. dialysis should be done such situation. whether your patient is suitable for hemodialysis because of cardiac condition can only be judged after detailed evaluation. but if not suitable you can go for peritoneal dialysis. in any case there is no way to avoid dialysis once it is clinically indicated.
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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