For someone with chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease, can anything be done besides medications and lifestyle changes? He also 81 years of age. If works can be done is it worth it? And for how long?
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I'm sorry to hear about this person's condition. It is challenging dealing with heart and kidney issues. With my dad I would have given anything and done anything to keep him going for as long as possible. But like the others have said it really depends on what the person wants as well. My grandmother was 92. She had a heart attack and then told her kidneys were failing. She passed two months later without any treatments except meds. My aunt said she didn't want any aggressive treatments. In my mind now, it all depends on what the patient wants. Try to do what the patient wants for as long as you can.
I think there are drastic measures (dialysis or transplant) for end-stage chronic kidney disease, but that medications are the primary treatment options.
Your father has already exceeded the current life expectancy for men in the US. So "how long" anything will work also needs to consider how long Dad is likely to live regardless of treatments.