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Is dialysis advisable for one suffering with stage 4 kidney disease and severe weakness ?

Hi my grand mother is 86 years old and in a stage 4 almost 5 kidney desease. Which we are told that her kidneys are very bad. She also has congested heart failure and gets out of breath and very week. She is now in a nursing home because of her bad condition. Her kidney doctor will be calling my mother and I on Wednesday to talk about dyalisis.. I believe she is to week for this. Why would the Dr reccomend this dyalisis knowing her bad condition? Please help.. THANKS!
Asked On : Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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Our body produces lot of waste every day in the blood and it is expelled by urination.
If your kidneys are not working,these waste products will accumulate in the body and will lead to death sooner or later.
Your grand mother has to undergo dialysis as without that she can't survive.
There is no other way to eliminate those waste products other than dialysis.
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