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Dating Sites 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
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
Increased pigment: Kidney failure often causes increased pigmentation similar to tanning. The mechanism may be related to molecules and toxins that build up and are incompletely removed by dialysis. The pigmentation usually causes no problems. There can also be small deposits of calcium in skin, itching, sores from scratching and other skin problems in dialysis patients that can cause more severe symptoms. ...Read more
Here are some...: You will get most pertinent answer for this Q from the treating nephrologist who oversees dialysis, since this doc possesses more clinically relevant information about you. Of course, you may take it once for a while, not on regular basis like those in "normal" health. So, ask the right doc for timely right answer. Best wish... ...Read more
When an artery is connected to a vein, the vein walls thicken and become muscular (due to the new high arterial pressure).
This makes finding the vein easier. More importantly, the large bore needles can be removed and pressure held, with clot forming in the muscular walls, to stop the bleeding. If the veins weren't muscular, putting the needle in and taking it out safely, aren't possible. ...Read more
A very long time: Since medical care has improved over the past three decades people can live a very long time on dialysis. There is also a possibility that the patient will be a candidate for a kidney transplant. Lupus symptoms often but not always go into remission when patients go on dialysis. ...Read more
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
Clean & Squeeze:
Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function.
If too much fluid is removed. Patients can feel dizzy at the end of treatment. During the treatment, the blood pressure will drop, alerting the staff to decrease fluid removal. ...Read more
See below: Not clear on your question. Patients can live decades on dialysis. Usually depends on one's age and other illnesses. ...Read more
Dialysis: It is best to ask your Nephrologist this question, as they know what is right and needed for you and your situation. ...Read more
See the nutritionist: People on dialysis do have some dietary considerations, although you will have more freedom in your diet if you are on frequent home dialyis! But as a rule, you must watch salt and potassium intake. Phosphorus is often limited in the diet, which can be tricky because it is in so many foods. Many dialysis patients will take a phosphate binder. Do talk with your kidney center dietician! LGromkoMD ...Read more
It's due to the need: Dialysis access grafts or fistulas develop aneurysms due to the repeated injury from being punctured multiple times per week. ...Read more
Urinary tract and HD: The kidney structures that produce urine are still in place when a patient starts dialysis (d). Patients on dialysis can make urine from the kidney, however as times goes on the urine output decreases and after several years may stop all together. Although the kidney makes urine when patients on d, it's not a high quality urine, as the waste products that need to be eliminated are not, water is. ...Read more
Renal diet: Patients on dialysis need to watch their fluid, calcium, protein and potassium intake. The patient you are referring to must have a renal dietician at his dialysis center. You should speak to the dietician about your questions and she should be able to answer them and speak to you about a renal diet and its restrictions. ...Read more
Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins.Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution.Creatinine is removed from the blood during dialysis, so these levels are low in the patient after dialysis. ...Read more
It can be done!: Patients on either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can travel the world with advance planning. You will need to work with your home dialysis center to travel with enough supplies or be able to get them at your destination. You will want to be current with your vaccinations and have a plan in case you become ill while traveling. Make sure you plan for possible delays while traveling. ...Read more
Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...Read more
How much dialysis is needed for a patient that urinates every day, his kidney trnasplant failed after 5 years?
It depends...: Even if there is residual kidney function left after transplant failure, the nephrologist will look at other clinical and lab factors like patient symptoms, blood pressure/volume, phosphate, nutritional status, etc to determine dialysis frequency. Urine output is just one part of this complex decision making process. And finally, the urine's "quality" matters as much as its quantity! ...Read more
What does my husband need to do for an erection that occurred during dialysis that is quite painful? My husband is a 20 year diabetic and a 2 1/2 year dialysis patient.
Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 4-5 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems. ...Read more
Metabolism: Kidneys eliminate toxins from the body. Dialysis is never a complete substitute for a real kidney. Some toxins are not removed or only partially eliminated from the body. Accumulation of these chemicals often disturbs brain function. Dialysis may result in infection, of which the first manifestation may be impaired thinking (cognition). ...Read more