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Diasol Haemodialysis Concentrate Formula 3 Medication
Overdose: Yes - depending on the drug or medication. ...Read more
Ask nephrologist...: Please refer this question to the treating nephrologist since s/he knows more of patient's individual condition than anyone online. Besides, despite being on hemodialysis, some patients are still excreting some urine of low concentration. Furthermore, every patients have their unique cardiovascular ability in handling fluid. So, ask the treating doctor timely. Best wish to health. .. ...Read more
Few differences: In short.....hemofiltration in acute kidney injuries, mostly in ICUs to treat multiple organ dysfunctions or sepsis...the waste products and water removed bu convection, no dialysate used....in hemodialysis solute movements governed by diffusion, dialysate used....hemodialysis for chronic kidney diseases....chronic renal replacement therapy. Sometimes hemofiltration is used with hemodialysis ...Read more
My husband is a chronic kidney failiure patient and is doing haemodialysis twice weekly, what will happen if he misses one session?
Get sick: Missing dialysis results in fluid retention manifested by swelling of the body, especially the dependent areas, making the heart work more, risking potential heart failure. Increase in electrolytes, especially potassium, which can be life threatening with cardiac dysrrhythmia. It is best to maintain a strict dialysis schedule, and stick with it. ...Read more
Yes: Amidarone is predominately metabolized in the liver, and levels will not be significantly affected by dialysis. ...Read more
I have been on haemodialysis since july 2012. Currently I have developed numbness in both of my feet. What are the causes and possible solutions?
Depends: This depends as there are several causes of neuropathy (the paresthia or numbness you have). There are several metabolic causes that can cause neuropathy including diabetes, uremia, hypothyroidism, liver failure, amyloidosis, acromegaly, and nutritional/vitamin deficiencies just to name a few. With diabetes and uremia being most common. With your h/o kidney disease uremia is big possiblity. ...Read more
Too high: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Why my sis's blood pressure remains high during haemodialysis and she vomits a lot weighs only 68.34 lbs age 23 renal function end stage?
Well, you will find: A better answer but the kidneys help control blood pressure; if she's losing function it's not unusual to lose BP control. The nausea may be due to several factors but make sure she is on a good medicine to protect her stomach from ulcers. A good, unique drug to help sleep mood and appetite is Mirtazapine at 15-30 mg at night. Depression can get overlooked and she is at high risk. Good luck. ...Read more
I am on haemodialysis since 5 years. Is it ok to take plavix (clopidogrel) with aspirin for my case? Even at dialysis day? Thanks
There might be component of coronary disease need evaluation
may be BP related or arrhythmia any way need further work up. ...Read more
If my kidney failure leads to haemodialysis, are there some nsaids filtrated by the dialysis machine (and so used to relieve spondylarthropathy pain)?
Hemodialysis: When kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood and make urine, this causes toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. Blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane and then the filtered blood is returned to the body. ...Read more
Kidney function: The decision to initiate dialysis usually is based on several factors. First laboratory testing can be performed to estimate the glomerular filtration rate. These include 24 urine collection for protein and creatinine clearance as well as complete blood. In addition clinical signs are taken into account such as the presence of swelling, poor appetite, weight loss, and decreased level of functioning. ...Read more
Hard to Answer: Probably best to ask someone you know about who is on dialysis, and would like to talk about it. There are over 500, 000 patients receiving dialysis in the us each year. It should not be hard to find a dialysis patient. You could also call a local dialysis unit--and even volunteer to help out. ...Read more
See below: Hemo means blood, it is an artificial way of removing waste from the body, there is a artificial membrane/filter which allows the blood from your body to run against a special water solution and waste and excess electrolytes moves across to the water and is eliminated. It takes 3-4 hours 3 times a week in the centers to carry this out. ...Read more