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Doctor insights on: Average Life Expectancy On Hemodialysis

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What would be the average years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

What would be the average years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

Depends: If your not a transplant candidate and depending on what other ailments they have the person may be on dialysis for the rest of their lives. ...Read more

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What is the average number of years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

What is the average number of years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

5 years: It varies based on the patient other medical conditions. But on the average the mortality rate (death rate) is 20% per year. However some patients who are young with fewer other associated medical conditions and who are compliant with their dialysis. Treatment could live over 10 to 20 years on dialysis ...Read more

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What can I do to get a sexual life with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

What can I do to get a sexual life with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

Sex function varies: The definition of a quality sexual relationship varies for each individual couple. If you are specifically asking about the ability of your husband to have and maintain an erection, then this depends upon his primary disease. For example, diabetic patients frequently have kidney failure and also impotence from the same etiology. Your physician can prescribe medications, such as viagra, (sildenafil) that help. ...Read more

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Why would I do daily home hemodialysis?

Easier on body: More frequent daily treatments make need to remove fluids less per treatment. ...Read more

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How can the process of hemodialysis work?

Hemodialysis: The blood from your system will be diverted to a mechine....dialysis mechine...where it will be washed ....meaning the toxic material will be removed there and then the blood will be returned back to your circulation.....note....it does not completely replace a kidney ...Read more

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What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

Kidney function: The decision to initiate dialysis usually is based on several factors. First laboratory testing can be performed to estimate the glomerular filtration rate.These include 24 urine collection for protein and creatinine clearance as well as complete blood. In addition clinical signs are taken into account such as the presence of swelling, poor appetite, weight loss, and decreased level of functioning. ...Read more

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What is the purpose venous access on hemodialysis?

Venous access use: Patients on hemodialysis need access to their vascular system to remove blood and send it to the artificial kidney (af). That can be done with an arteriovenous fistula, a graft or a central venous catheter. The arterial part of the access is the part that takes the blood out of the patients body to the af. The blood is returned to the patient via the venous access. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemodialysis and CRRT?

IHD vs CRRT: CRRT is a continuous form of hemodialysis used in critically ill patients who have kidney failure and unstable blood pressure. What most people mean when they use the term "hemodialysis" is intermittent hemodialysis. About 90% of dialysis patients in the U.S. get their blood cleansed and excess fluids removed by HD. Most get their treatment 3x per week and each session lasts 3-4 hrs. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of "venous access on hemodialysis"?

What is the purpose of "venous access on hemodialysis"?

See below: To perform hemodialysis blood needs to pass through a artificial kidney or membrane in a hemodialysis machine.A fairly large volume needs to pass trough the machine and recirculated back to the patient to be an efffective way to "clean" the blood of waste. A large vein needs to be canulated and a large size IV plastic tube needs to inserted into a vein in the neck or groin. ...Read more

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How is saline hemodialysis performed?

Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance ( arterial end ) when blood returns back ( venous end ) unclothed state . Some times heparin is contraindicated ( like reaction to it etc ) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system . ...Read more