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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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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 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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When people are on kidney dialysis for kidney problems, might they get too much fluoride from their tap water?

Safe: The research and experience for many years, have shown that fluoridation at optimal levels does not harm people or the environment. Good luck! ...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 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