How long you or someone you love will survive with kidney
failure depends on a lot of factors, including:
-- How old you are when your kidneys fail (the younger you are, the longer you are likely to live)
-- What illness caused your kidney failure, and how your health is otherwise (people with many other serious illnesses are unlikely to live as long as people who are pretty healthy other than kidney failure)
-- How well you take care of yourself (people who take an active role in their care and follow their treatment plans tend to do better and live longer than people who don't)
-- How good your medical and dialysis
You can live a long time while using dialysis to replace your kidney’s function but studies have shown that those who do best on dialysis are those who take an active role in their treatment.