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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

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What's needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

What's needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

See below: The needle which is inserted into the blood vessel to obtain blood from the vein is inadvertently placed into the tissue surrounding the vein and some blood spills out. ...Read more

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How much does hemodialysis for patients hurt?

Hemodialysis hurting: Once a patient is placed on dialysis, there usually is no pain. Patients may experience some pain when the needles (n) are placed in the vascular access. They may get used to this or have Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride spray given to numb the n pain. If patients have some cramping, due to too much fluid being taken off, that can be painful. Other than that, patients on dialysis are usually pain free. ...Read more

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How are the machines cleaned for hemodialysis?

Depends: The hd machines have removable tubes and filters that are only used once. After hemodialysis the tubes and filters that are in contact with blood are thrown out and exchanged for new ones. ...Read more

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Can baking soda be good for a person on hemodialysis?

Maybe: Baking soda may have too much salt for a hd patient. ...Read more

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How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

How safe is a central Venus catheter for hemodialysis?

Catheters: They are useful because they can offer a HD dialysis in a patient when needed right away. But would not suggest that be the longer term access, getting a permanent access such as a AV fistulae is the way to go. All plastics gets infected, it is a matter of time. So while very useful short term, aim for a permanent access. Talk to your Kidney doc if there is ESRD and dialysis will be permanent . ...Read more

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Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

All sorts of reasons: Death can be due to all the reasons everyone dies from, such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonias, cancers, car accidents, murders, suicides, etc..., as well as their kidney disease worsening to the point that their bodies start to fail them. ...Read more

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Can you please describe needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

Bad needle stick : Usually when the needle gets out of the vein due to different reasons (movement of patient, bad veins , poor initial placement) an infiltration of blood coming out of the vein occurs. The degree of severity is variable. ...Read more

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What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

Will lower anxiety: Restyl is the brand name for alprazolam in India. It's marketed as Xanax in the U.S. The major form of metabolism is through the liver to an inactive metabolite excreted through the kidneys. 20% of the active form is found in urine. Since you're on hemodialysis, the drug should lower anxiety, similar to someone w/o renal disease, unless you also have liver disease which may cause stronger effects. ...Read more

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If I need hemodialysis, will I need to be seen by a specialist?

If I need hemodialysis, will I need to be seen by a specialist?

Yes: Dialysis is ordered by kidney specialist called nephrologist who will discuss various dialysis options and kidney transplant. ...Read more