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Can you have dialysis if you have only one kidney?

Can you have dialysis if you have only one kidney?

Yes: You can put anybody on dialysis as long as their blood pressure can tolerate it (not drop). However, it should only be done if the kidney is having low enough of a function to need dialysis. ...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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How many times can your kidney handle dialysis before failing completely?

No number: Sometimes people have "acute" problems with their kidneys requiring dialysis. The dialysis allows the body to get rid of poisons that the kidneys cannot handle at the time. The kidneys may or may not recover, but it will not be related to how many dialysis treatments are done, rather what the underlying problem that damaged the kidneys was in the first place. ...Read more

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How long can you go on with permanent kidney stands before needing dialysis?

How long can you go on with permanent kidney stands before needing dialysis?

... unclear...: Hi! YWright, I assumed you have had stents place in both ureters to prevent or relieve permanent ureteral obstruction. If so, the odd to end-stage kidney disease leading to dialysis can be deferred for years, decades, even indefinitely depending on other underlying causes for kidney damage as along as these stents are properly followed and replaced. More? Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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I have been told I have two months to live because of kidney issues if I do not start dialysis. Are there any other options?

I have been told I have two months to live because of kidney issues if I do not start dialysis. Are there any other options?

Kidney failure : There are extreme low protein diets that consists of mostly Amino Acid supplements that can delay uremia or accumulation of nitrogen toxins. You could also get a transplant from a living donor. ...Read more

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Do I have to go on dialysis if my kidneys fail?

Probably: Whether you have to start dialysis depends on how bad your kidneys are failing as well as other medical problems you have. The worst kidney failure is called stagev chronic kidney disease and indicates less than 15% kidney function. Most times a patient will be started on dialysis if the function falls below 10%, sometimes at a higher or lower level, depending on symptoms. Ask your nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have some questions on the kidneys, dialysis and homeostasis?

I have some questions on the kidneys, dialysis and homeostasis?

Here's a great book:: If you are looking for good information to help you or a friend, look for "Help! I Need Dialysis" by Schatell and Agar. You'll find this reference to be very straightforward and easy to understand. If you are heading towards dialysis yourself, talk to your nephrologist about attending an information class at your local kidney center. Good luck. LGromko MD ...Read more

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How does kidney dialysis work?

Filters blood.: It's a complicated process, but basically dialysis involves a filter called a dialyzer that the patient's blood passes through. Potentially harmful molecules in the blood are diffused across the filter membrane and eliminated as waste. Dialysis replaces some of the function of normal kidneys, but not all. It is better to stay healthy and prevent the need for dialysis if possible. ...Read more

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What is the use of kidney dialysis?

What is the use of kidney dialysis?

Kidney dialysis: Kidney dialysis removes those harmful products such as urea and creatinine which are normally excreted by normally functioning kidney. ...Read more

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Who are candidates for kidney dialysis?

Who are candidates for kidney dialysis?

Failing kidneys...: Having failing kidneys - most commonly from diabetes and/or high blood pressure - is the admission 'requirement' for most dialysis patients. But remember that dialysis can give you only a fraction of normal kidney function! transplant, especially a living donor transplant from a relative, will likely give you the best chance to return to as normal a life as would be possible. Lindagromkomd.Com. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about kidney dialysis?

Kidney "replacement": Kidney dialysis filters out toxins and excess fluid from the blood. It is available in two forms: 1) hemodialysis - where the blood leaves the body through an enlarged vein(fistula), goes through a filter in the dialysis machine, and returns via the fistula, and 2) peritoneal dialysis - where fluid is run in and out of the abdominal cavity, using the body's peritoneal membrane as the filter. ...Read more

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Can you take herbs for kidneys while on dialysis ?

Can you take herbs for kidneys while on dialysis ?

Herbs?: In allopathic medicine, the use of herbs are not recommended for several reasons including the uncertainty of what else could be in the herbal preparation and the lack of evidence in efficacy and safety of most herbs. ...Read more

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When is a kidney patient supposed to be on dialysis?

When is a kidney patient supposed to be on dialysis?

When kidneys fail...: Dialysis is required when the kidneys are no longer able to do the work of removing the body's toxins, removing extra fluid, and keeping the body's acid/base balance normal. (The kidney has other functions, too.) Doctors follow lab tests (a rising creatinine and/or falling eGFR) to detemine when a patient requires dialysis. Ask your nephrologist for answers that fit your body! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

It depends: Depends on the reason the patie t needed to be started on dialysis. Acute renal failure potentially can be recovered from, in which case dialysis is supportive. Chronic renal failure does not improve with dialysis. ...Read more

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Why does kidney dialysis only work for a certain time?

Duration of dialysis: The limits of kidney dialysis are due to dialysis access issues, inflammation from artificial membrane exposure, exposure to toxic medications to control the metabolic effects of kidney disease, and the complications of kidney failure that dialysis cannot totallyprevent, like cardiovascular disease, calcium, phosphorus vitamin d and PTH abnormalities, and peripheral or autonomic nerve damage. ...Read more

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How serious is kidney dialysis for someone twice weekly ?

How serious is kidney dialysis for someone twice weekly ?

See below: Generally we do not advise dialysis twice a week. It is difficult to achieve clearance of waste from the blood adequately and also in some cases removal of adequate fluid from the body . Three times a week for atleast 4hours each time are being recommended now, other options are night time and home dialysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney dialysis?

What is the definition or description of: kidney dialysis?

Kidneys underperform: The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, including hyperkalemia and acidosis. ...Read more

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How long after starting dialysis until my kidneys get better?

How long after starting dialysis until my kidneys get better?

It varies: On the acuity vs chronicity of kidney problems. Most cases of acute kidney injury will recover and come off dialysis with in 3 months. If patient has developed end stage renal disease than dialysis is needed for the life term. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms before the kidneys fail without dialysis?

Symptoms of ESRD: Patients with end stage renal disease (esrd) have various symtpoms. They may have itchy skin, anorexia and a bitter taste in their mouth. They may have a uremic odor as well as having a reversal of the day-night sleeping pattern. Other symptoms are nausea and vomiting, weakness, lethary and prolonged bleeding due to a platelet dysfunction. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more