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Hi! Can the creatinine level be reduced by Steam / sauna bath. The creatinine level is 8.2 can this be reduced by any other means other than Dialysis.

Hi! Can the creatinine level be reduced by Steam / sauna bath. The creatinine level is 8.2 can this be reduced by any other means other than Dialysis.

No: It is a very high number and it might get a little bit better on its own. But i. General, people with high creatinine that cannot be brought back down with medical management are better off with dialysis to filter all the toxins in their bodies. ...Read more

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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Does using a steam room or sauna have any health benefits

Does using a steam room or sauna have any health benefits

Sauna: Sauna use may reduce the incidence of the common cold, and temporarily relieve the symptoms. It increases performance in endurance sport, increases plasma volume and red cell volume in athletes, decreased systolic blood pressure, significantly improved exercise tolerance, increased peak respiratory oxygen uptake, and enhanced anaerobic threshold in chronic conditions. ...Read more

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What benefits are there in using a sauna and how long do I have to be in there to benefit?

What benefits are there in using a sauna and how long do I have to be in there to benefit?

Sauna: Historically, saunas have been used to sweat out impurities from the body. For health reasons, you should not stay in a sauna for more than 10-20 minutes at a time. After and during, it is important to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Many people believe they can use saunas to lose weight, however you only lose water weight which you will put back on as soon as you take a drink. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is using a sauna? How can it benefit me? Should I use it b4 or after or both when working out?

What kind of exercise is using a sauna? How can it benefit me? Should I use it b4 or after or both when working out?

No real exercise!: Although time in a sauna may feel good and relax your muscles, the increasing sweating truly depletes your body of fluid and electrolytes. It would not be a good idea either before or after working out. Better to do it after a great massage or before a nice long evening together. Just remember to rehydrate with water and electrolytes! ...Read more

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Could she use sauna Slim belt. Is there any side effects of using this.

Could she use sauna Slim belt. Is there any side effects of using this.

Sauna Slim Belt: I knew nothing about this so I went online by typing in "sauna slim belt" and found that it appears to be of little benefit. ...Read more

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Why is it that after using juvederm/voluma, I am not allowed to go in a sauna?

Why is it that after using juvederm/voluma, I am not allowed to go in a sauna?

Prevent swelling: After any surgical procedure or filler it is best to keep the heart rate normal and not lie in the sun, use a sauna, whirlpool or exercise. Any of these activities will increase the blood pressure and lead to increased swelling. Swelling will prolong the time for the procedure to look really great. ...Read more

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Want to about sauna... Which one is better... The old sauna using heated water or the infra red sauna? Is it good to sauna?

Want to about sauna... Which one is better... The old sauna using heated water or the infra red sauna? Is it good to sauna?

Infra Red sauna: Infra red sauna simultaneously detox the body, using sauna 15 min a day can get rid of toxins and keep liver healthy. ...Read more

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How is dialysis performed?

How is dialysis performed?

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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Is sauna good for you? And why?

Is sauna good for you? And why?

Can be.: Sauna helps you sweat which is one of the ways your body gets rid of toxins. Sweating is an important part of being healthy and sauna can help with that. Sauna is not appropriate for everyone however and you should discuss it with your physician. Take care! ...Read more

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How many forms of dialysis are there?

2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you. ...Read more

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My creati ine is 480 do I need dialysis?

Not clear: I'm not sure on the units in your value or if there is a decimal missing.
A creatinine of 4.80 mg/dl is abnormal and requires investigation.
A creatinine of 480 micromol/l is also elevated and requires evaluation. ...Read more

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What is fatty deposit in dialysis tubing?

Not sure: Couild you be more explicit, I never heard about that akthough I take care of dialysis patients. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to commence dialysis?

Dialysis: A patient is started on dialysis when their doctor decides that their metabolic disturbances caused bytheir renal failure can no longer be managed with medications alone. The length of time from the onset of chronic renal failure to dialysis varies from one patient to another and has to be individualized by your doctor with your concurrence. ...Read more

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Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read more

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What creatnine level are you placed on dialysis?

It's all relative.: A rising creatinine is a sign that your kidneys are failing. Dialysis is a type of kidney replacement therapy which needs to be started when you and your doctor decide that the time is right. This may be due to your just feeling lousy or due to specific medical threats to your health--high potassium, heart failure, etc. Once your creatinine is over 2, you need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of stopping dialysis?

Multiple things: You can become uremic leading to pericarditis, nauseas/vomiting, altered mental status, and comatose. Also you can and likely will become hyperkalemia (increase in your potassium) and if this persist you will die from a cardiac arrthymia. Also you will have itching from increased phosphate. It's best not to missed dialysis. ...Read more

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Salting in, salting out dialysis, what is this for?

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Salting in, salting out dialysis, what is this for?

Here is some...: Dialysis is to help patients with end-stage kidney disease to temporarily handle body fluid, electrolytes, & others by adjusting the electrolyte concentration of circulating fluid so to equilibrate and temporarily restore the electrolyte balance. As to "salting-in & salting-out", it simplifies the idea to balance electrolytes as briefed above. Besides, ask your nephrologist timely. ...Read more

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What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

Kidney...: When dialysis is needed is because the kidneys are not able to work on their own so an artificial "filter" is needed to get rid of the waste that your body produces. What conditions cause kidney failure? Too many to list here but the most common ones are: hypertension, diabetes, kidney tissue damage, medications, autoimmune disease, kidney stones or masses, severe infections. ...Read more

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In what ways are dialysis and isotonic, hypertonic, and hyptotonic solutions related?

Different Solutions: Tonicity refers to concentrations of molecules that cause water to move from one side of a semipermeable membrane to another. Moving water out of a dialysis patient's blood along with waste products that also need to be removed requires a hypertonic solution. Isotonic means that there is no will be no movement of water, etc. Hypotonic means that water will move back into the patient. ...Read more

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Itching during dialysis?

Itching during dialysis?

Hopefully the link: Below would give u tips. Http://www. Kidney-support. Org/dialysis/1350.html. ...Read more

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Sauna ok for a 7 month old?

Sauna ok for a 7 month old?

No; is very unsafe: I would absolutely recommend against any infant or child being in a sauna or steam bath. Infants cannot cool their body as you can, and can quickly become overheated and dehydrated. This could have serious and even permanent consequences. And most certainly an infant would find it extremely uncomfortable even for a short time--not at all the relaxing experience you might seek in a sauna. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can you skip dialysis for a week?

Not a good Idea: This is really not a wise choice. While you are likely to survive if you limit you water intake and severely modify your diet, this is a high risk activity. Before you even consider this, talk with your dialysis doctor and explain what is really happening with you to cause you to consider skipping dialysis. ...Read more

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How can a dialysis machine work?

Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins. Blood from the patient flows on one side of the chamber and the dialysate solution which contains the optimal concentration of electrolytes on other side of the chamber. Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution. ...Read more

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Does sauna helps you lose weight? ?

Does sauna helps you lose weight? ?

Slightly but...: Just like exercise can help one to burn calories, there is evidence that people may burn 300-500 calories during a half hour in a sauna, similar to the amount of weight one might burn while walking or jogging. Also, saunas help our bodies to eliminate toxins & reducing our burden of toxins might help us to lose weight. But you are most likely to have success if combined with diet & exercise. ...Read more

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What exacly is a shunt for dialysis?

Fistula: It is a sort of connection between artery and vein either using own blood vessels or with synthetic graft. This site is the access for hemodialysis. ...Read more

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How can I overcome dialysis washout?

How can I overcome dialysis washout?

More time, or CAPD: Patients on night time dialysis (usually 8 hour treatements) report this less often, patients with home peritoneal dialysis also usually feel better. Transplantion will fix this, consider home hemodialysis also. ...Read more

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What is a dialysis machine based on?

Countercurrent flow: The dialysis machine is based on pumps that move blood through the artificial kidney (a filter) while making dialysate (a mixture of water and chemicals) to move the opposite direction through that filter. The blood and dialysate are separated by a semipermeable membrane in the filter. By moving in opposite directions, the waste products in the blood tend to go into the dialysate cleaning the body. ...Read more

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If you skip dialysis are there risks?

Yes: From something as simple as being a bit tired to more serious complications of excessive fluids and difficulty breathing as well as accumulation of waste products that can lead to some really serious medical complications. Skipping dialysis is simply put, not a real wise choice. Please, please, please discuss this with your doctor and get all of the facts. ...Read more

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Can you be fertile while on dialysis?

Yes: Pregnancy is possible but carrying the baby to term is difficult. ...Read more