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What is a dialysis machine actually filter out of the blood?

What is a dialysis machine actually filter out of the blood?

Excess "toxins": These include excess water, potassium, phosphate, and a host of other toxins called "uremic" toxins that your body normally gets rid of via the kidneys. However, the machines are not nearly as good as your own kidneys and some toxins do not get removed efficiently. Retention of these toxins causes the typical symptoms of kidney failure. ...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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How are wastes and excess water actually eliminated during peritoneal dialysis?

How are wastes and excess water actually eliminated during peritoneal dialysis?

Concentrations: Concentrations of waste are zero in the dialysis fluid. Combined with the glucose and other substances in the dialysis fluid "drags" waste and water out of the blood and changing the bags as has been prescribed by your kidney doctor results in less waste and water in the body. It's all based on the behavior of fluids and physical chemistry. Great question! ...Read more

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Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

Not on the internet: Never if not prescribed by a professional that is treating the problem and knows the exact history, physical exam, and current medication list. ...Read more

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My 85 year old nana just got put on dialysis. Due to hypertension. Why does she retain so much water afterwards? Is there anything we can do?

Sodium: Tell the nephrologist that nana is retaining water, he may ask that she have a fluid restriction, ask him or her if nana is getting too much sodium at dialysis, this could make her thirsty and drink a lot. Make sure that she follows the sodium restriction recommended by her doctor. If nana is still making urine a water pill may be helpful in preventing fluid accumulation. ...Read more

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Which prevents water loss from the blood in kidney dialysis for urea?

Dialysis water loss: Patients who are being dialyzed (d) lose water during their d session. The amount of fluid loss can be controlled and they need to have this fluid removed on dialysis so they do not get fluid overloaded and wind up with fluid in their lungs. To answer your question, there is water loss on d which leads to the better health of the patient. ...Read more

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My mom is on dialysis for 5 yrs and now doctors say that she has water in her heart. Is that serious? What does it mean?

My mom is on dialysis for 5 yrs and now doctors say that she has water in her heart. Is that serious? What does it mean?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is common in patients with chronic end stage kidney disease. Usually it does not cause any problem unless the fluid is large enough to restrict the heart. The management is usually increasing the intensity of dialysis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom is on dialysis for 5 yrs and now doctors say that she has water in her heart. what does that mean?

What do you suggest if my mom is on dialysis for 5 yrs and now doctors say that she has water in her heart. what does that mean?

Water in heart?: You should ask her physicians what is going on with her. I would suspect that, according to your description of her problem, she may have a pericardial effusion. That is when there is fluid in the pericardium, which is around the heart. Ask her physicians for a better answer to your question as they know her best of all. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mother is on dialysis 4 session was done but still she is not passing urine normally, she's passing urine like a drops. She's drinking 1ltr water in a day.

My mother is on dialysis 4 session was done but still she is not passing urine normally, she's passing urine like a drops. She's drinking 1ltr water in a day.

Probably normal : If she is in kidney failure, temporarily from serious insult..infection, trauma or such it is quite normal to have little or no urine. She may return to making urine later as she recovers. If permanent failure, she could produce no urine from now on. 1 liter of water per day is the necessary fluid to keep normal body functions going . Your doc can give you more details knowing the problem. ...Read more

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Are those filtered water bottles safe?

Are those filtered water bottles safe?

Yes but...: Yes, they are safe. Just make sure you're following the manufacturer's recommendations regarding what water can be filtered (swamp water can only be cleaned so much) and that you're replacing the filter or the bottle on schedule. Using a bottle long after the expiration does away with the safety features. ...Read more

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Please explain which filters remove floride from water?

Please explain which filters remove floride from water?

Fluoride filters: I suggest you do a google search or ask your local plumbing supply house, home depot or lowe's. ...Read more

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Do home water filters actually keep water from being contaminated?

Water filters: Most home water filters do not filter out all contaminants. The indiviual manufacturers will list on their packaging what they filter. In addition, some soluble chemicals, salts, bacteria, and viruses could potentially not be filtered. There are many filtering and water treatment products out there but you need to check with each manufacturer. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price? What about filtered water? Just hype?

Is organic food worth the price? What about filtered water? Just hype?

Maybe: Organic food, if truly organic (no pesticides, no fertilizers, compost only for the soil) may have slightly less toxins but regulation is poor in this arena and some organic foods have higher bacterial counts and debris like insect body parts, etc. Most municipal water is pure while bottled water is not standardized and probably is municipal water anyway. Filtering just removes solids, not toxins. ...Read more

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Is it more healthy to drink filtered water rather than nature spring water with minerals?

Is it more healthy to drink filtered water rather than nature spring water with minerals?

Filtered water: Drinking filtered water is not a bad idea as most tap water contains teeth-strengthening fluoride. Natural spring water with minerals drinking directly might be ok, but not necessarily healthier. Bottled water, however, is controversial as most water bottles are unfortunately not recycled, resulting in billions of water bottles clogging landfills each year, which cannot be easily decomposed. ...Read more

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My local sprouts growers filtered the water through rock and soil and then got salmonella and board of health citation. What is safe?

Salmonella: Salmonella is an organism transmitted by the fecal/oral route. Either the soil was contaminated with feces, or one of the handlers had salmonella in their GI tract and was not using appropriate sanitary techniques. Actually very little in life is completely safe. Minimize risks and be careful. Stay well. ...Read more

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Does filtered water have fluoride in it?

Does filtered water have fluoride in it?

Some does and : some filtered water doesn't contain fluoride. It all depends on the type of filtration used.. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Are water filters suggested?

Are water filters suggested?

Yes.: If your water quality is poor. Absolutely yes. Too remove trace toxins. Yes. To improve taste, and save the environment by not buying bottled water, yes. ...Read more