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is rambutan fruit bad for a patient on dialysis?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
Possible: Tropical fruits have been shown to inhibit enzymes in the liver that help break down drugs. While this has not been critically tested in patients, test tube results are concerning. I would review with your doctor your medications and the available patient data on the interaction of tropical fruits with you meds.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
There may be: Rambutan has high level of potassium and it may be bad for you, but discuss with your nephrologist to discuss if you should eat this fruit and the amount.

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How long can a person live on dialysis?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
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For Years: People can survive for years on dialysis while they wait for a kidney transplant.
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Can I exercise after dialysis, and will it help my health?

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Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Diabetology 29 years experience
Carefully: Exercise is alway beneficial to one's health but with diabetes with risk is hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia can also occur with kidney failure and dialysis. The key is frequent glucose monitoring before, during, & after exercise. It may be best to exercise on the days you do not have dialysis but monitor frequently and also always carry something with you to treat or prevent hypoglycemia.
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Does dialysis give you more energy or less?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
More: Although the process of dialysis may be uncomfortable, most patients report feeling much more energetic when it is completed.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

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Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will diffuse through the membrane into the fluid. This fluid is then drained from belly and that is how toxins are removed from your body.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What exactly happens during peritoneal dialysis?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Blood is cleaned: Special formulated fluid is filled in the peritoneal cavity in the belly which helps remove toxins and other waste products from the blood into this solution which is then drained.

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