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Can A Person Have Dialysis One Time
Varies a great deal!: Generally, the best results occur with kidney transplant - so aim for that if you can. Transplant is usually superior to dialysis, though daily hemodialysis done at home can run close behind! Life span depends in part on the initial cause of kidney failure. Patients with polycystic kidney disease, for example, tend to do better than diabetics. Talk to your nephrologist for answers on you. Read more
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
It is danger to my son? He come to dialysis only one a week. Because he said he feel sick if he do 3 times a week. I am very worried about this.
Maybe: Depending on how much urine he is still able to make...he may get away with it. Or he may become fluid overloaded in his lungs and be unable to breathe. Ultimately, he will decide which makes him feel better (or worse) - dialysis once or 3X a week. While 3X a week is recommended, the way he feels best is what's most important. Read more
7-14 days: If a long time dialysis patient stops dialysis, not because of recovery of function, the average 10 days. Usually death occurs between 7-14 days. Some patients may live much longer if their native kidney function is still present and they eat a very restricted diet without protein or potassium and they manage their fluid well. The death from withdrawal of dialysis is usually peaceful. Read more
Work in dialysis: Absolutt yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.
Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.
Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are diagnosed with irreversible kidney disease, you need dialysis life long until you get kidney transplant. If your docs are expecting recovery of kidney function, you may need dialysis until your kidney recover sufficient function. Pls discuss with nephrologist Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life on dialysis: It is not possible to give you an definite answer. Patients on dialysis live shorter than the age-matched controls not on dialysis. A dialysis patient's life span is dependent on the patient's age at the start of dialysis and the co-morbid conditions the patient has, such as diabetes. You should ask your nephrologist (n) for an answer to your question as the n knows you the best. Good luck. Read more
Dialysis longevity: The question is difficult to answer. The survival time of a patient on dialysis (d) is dependent on the cause of renal failure, the age and other co-morbid diseases of the patient. All dialysis patients have a higher mortality rate than age matched patients without renal failure. Ask your question to the nephrologist (n) taking care of the patient. The n can answer your question better than i. Read more
No limit: Dialysis patients commonly live for many years, and death is usually due to other causes. Read more
The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways.
On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. Read more
Important question!: Kidneys function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So it sure seems reasonable that the more dialysis one gets, the better. Home hemodialysis treatments are usually a little shorter than in-center treatments, but it is possible to do overnight home dialysis - running at a slower, more gentle blood flow rate. Home peritoneal dialysis, of course, must be done daily. LGromkoMD Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard situation: A person in end-stage renal failure (chronic kidney disease stage 5) will not live long without treatment: perhaps a week or two. Talk with your nephrologist. Sometimes, if peritoneal dialysis can't be continued, you can switch quickly to hemodialysis - even if it means a central line for dialysis access. Sometimes a person can switch from hemo to peritoneal dialysis. Find out what you can -now! Read more
If dialysis is given once then one has to take it always? Or by living on only veggies one can stop it?
Dialysis: There are people who are on dialysis only temporarily (they've had temporary kidney failure due to medications or infection), but some are on for the rest of their lives. It depends on the underlying kidney disease and if its reversible. And while veggies are good for you, they won't reverse permanent kidney failure. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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