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What should be done if theres a blister on a dyalisis patient left thumb in the foot ?

What should be done if theres a blister on a dyalisis patient left thumb in the foot ?

Cover blister: Cover the blister with warm compress and then wrap with triple antibiotic ointment and dressing. It will mechanically release the blister fluid and contain it. Remove all pressure from the area because the causation of the blister is more of a threat due to future injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Laminine can be used for dialysis patients?

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 are many testimonials to its benefits. However, the peer reviewed medical literature is a bit sparse on the subject. Before doing anything, i would strongly recommend you talk with your kidney doctor. ...Read more

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Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your doctor about this question. He/she can give you more detailed information and advice. ...Read more

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Dialysis patients feeling severe cold and headache?

Call your: Dr..... Withour more detail i an not provide more, however with what you did provide i would suggest you call your dr or be seen in an ed. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Dialysis: If you are having your dialysis at the hospital I strongly recommend that you asked to be seen by a dietitian. If you dialyze at home you must surely see you nephrologist regularly in the clinic. Get her/his advice about diet or, as above, ask for a referral to a dietitian. ...Read more

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What is dialysis, and why are the patients at risk for anemia?

Cleansing of blood: Dialysis is the cleansing of the blood through an artificial membrane. It replaces some of the physiologic functions of a normal kidney but is generally inferior to a functioning kidney. One of the functions of the kidney is to produce a hormone that stimulates blood produciton. When kidney function is impaired, this hormone production is diminished, resulting in anemia. ...Read more

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What exactly happens to the adrenal medulla in dialysis patients?

Nothing: The adrenal medulla produces cathecolamines which are stress hormones stimulated by the automated nervous system under control of the hypothalamus which is the unconscious part of the brain. During dialysis if your blood pressure falls receptors in your circulation will signal the adrenal medulla to secrete these hormones which cause the heart to speed up and arteries to constrict. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

Ketosis: I am thinking you might be a diabetic. If I am wrong, i apologize. I have searched for causes of a sweet taste in the mouth and have come up with two possible reasons - high blood sugar and high ketones (usually seen in diabetes). See your doctor and tell her/him what you are experiencing. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more