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wife just started dialysis and has CHF

My wife just started dialysis and has congestive heart failure suffering from high blood pressure. She is also morbid obese , how serious is this
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replied September 16th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

Based on the limited history, it seems that your wife might be having complications related to chronic hypertension including heart weakness (due to dilation or hypertrophy of the cardiac chambers), End stage kidney disease (hypertensive nephropathy) which has resulted in her need for dialysis.

Since the condition is in advanced stages complete cure is not possible but symptomatic treatment with oral medications to control her hypertension and prevent the progression of heart failure and kidney disease would be the mainstay of management.

Other comorbid conditions like diabetes mellitus, obesity, arthritis , etc can also have implications on prognosis and life expectancy and quality of remaining life.

It would be best for you to consult her treating doctors who can provide specific advice and help based on her clinical examination , laboratory and imaging investigations.

I hope this helps.


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