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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
37 years in practice
65K people helped
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What is dialysis?

Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
37 years in practice
65K people helped
What is dialysis?

Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required for normal function of all the organs. With kidney failure this can be done by dialysis either hemodialysis where blood is filtered through an external machine or using the lining od the abdomen (peritoneal membrane) as a filtering mechanism. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Dr. David Weinstein
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
17 years in practice
34K people helped
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How is dialysis performed?

Dr. David Weinstein
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
17 years in practice
34K people helped

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. William Forsythe
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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Tip)

Managing Kidney Dialysis

Sherbet is a delicious treat and appropriate for a dialysis patient. ...See more

Dr. William Forsythe
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
435K people helped
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How long does it take to know if dialysis is really working?

Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
435K people helped
How long does it take to know if dialysis is really working?

Blood tests: Your blood tests will start to normalize and symptoms such as fatigue, itching will start o get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
435K people helped
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Is there a healthy alternative to dialysis?

Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
435K people helped
Is there a healthy alternative to dialysis?

No: Dialysis or kidney transplant are the only options when kidneys are not functional. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
22 years in practice
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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Tip)

Managing Kidney Dialysis

Focus not on being tied to dialysis or drugs but on each day of life you can now enjoy. ...See more

Dr. Anthony Cusano
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
35 years in practice
72K people helped
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Can a person undergoing a dialysis be able to continue working full-time?

Dr. Anthony Cusano
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
35 years in practice
72K people helped

Work in dialysis: Absolutt yes.

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Board Certified, Psychiatry
551K people helped
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How long can a person live on dialysis?

Dr. Horacio Capote
Board Certified, Psychiatry
551K people helped
How long can a person live on dialysis?

For Years: People can survive for years on dialysis while they wait for a kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Tip)

Managing Kidney Dialysis

Home dialysis is far more flexible and user-friendly than in-center dialysis. Ask your nephrologist. ...See more

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