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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Variety available: Protein shakes are generally good, but patients with renal failure must be mindful that their protein intake does not exceed the amount recommended ba ... Read More
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nepro: Protein, calorie shakes need to be dialysis friendly regarding phosphate and potassium loads.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Take care not to compress your fistula access while lying down. Catheter exit sites need to remain covered. If a pd access, keep your exit site c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
When kidneys fail: People are treated with dialysis when the kidneys are no longer able to perform their main functions: filtering out toxins and removing excess body fl ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Kline
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 8 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: In general regular dialysis. Watch fluid intake. Follow dietician's instructions. Take medications on time. Your dialysis center has a dedicated team ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If they are old about 5 years. Younger people will live for many many years.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Itching: High phosphorus levels in a dialysis patient can lead to many issues. Usually most patients itch uncontrollably. However over time elevated phospho ... Read More
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