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Diabetes, high BP, high creatinine levels. Suggested dialysis, 80 yrs old, weak, no appetite. Is it an option ?

My mother has diabetes ,high blood pressure and she has had several admissions into hospital for breathlessness.Recently her creatinine level is 700.She 80 years old and dialysis had been suggested in the past.Now she is hospital again and she has decided to have the dialysis but at this moment in time she is rather weak and has no appetite .Is dialysis now an option?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Hi in view of your mother's age,best form of dialysis would be CAPD.
It is very safe,convinient,can be done at home by the patient/attendant.
In this type of dialysis fluid is instilled into the abdomen through a pipe attached permanently to it.
You can get in touch with a Nephrologist in person to learn more about it in details.I am of the opinion that if dialysis has been thought of then she will definitely get benefitted by this .
Best of luck
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