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Sores due to phosphorus and dialysis

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
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Damaging: Most dialysis patients with high phosphorus levels have no obvious short term complications, though they do exist. One very rare one is called calciph... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: Renal failure and dialysis are extremely complex and every case is different. A discussion with the Nephrologist will provide insight to the realist... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Dialysis preparation: You should have a good idea of what type of dialysis you want, either hemodialysis (hd) or peritoneal dialysis (pd). Each has its advantages and disad... Read More
Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional 21 years experience
Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
In-center dialysis: Your home training facility should have an in-center hemodialysis facility nearby that is available in he event you are unable to perform your home di... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Cleaning of blood: There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra sal... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Weinstein
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually e... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
You never too old: You are never too old for dialysis in usa. I don't know in other countries.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
Less likely: Fertility is significantly decreased in patients on dialysis, but it is still possible to have children. If you become pregnant, however, your likeli... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body.
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