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Why does kidney dialysis only work for a certain time?

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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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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My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

Be a nurse: It is best to be a nurse whether a 2 years or 4 years degree since you will have better pay than a tech and can change your career from dialysis to other e.g. Cardiology, icu, ccu, etc whenever you want. It is certainly a more rewarding and growing career. Once a nurse, dialysis companies will train you. Seek sites like fresenius or davita for poss dialysis tech training. ...Read more

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How does kidney dialysis machine work?

How does kidney dialysis machine work?

Dialysis machine: The purpose of a dialysis machine (d) and the artificial kidney (a) used on it is to replace the function of the kidneys of a end stage renal disease kidney patient which do not work. The a filters the blood of the patient removing waste products and water the diseased kidneys of the patient cannot do. This prevents the patient dying of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Taking spirulina while on kidney dialysis?

You're fine: I'm sorry you're on dialysis -- it's a hard way to live. Spirulina is pond scum algae and despite all the advertising probably has no real effect on the health of purchasers. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with undergoing kidney dialysis treatment?

Are there any risks associated with undergoing kidney dialysis treatment?

Yes, but few options: If a person with End Stage Renal Failure does NOT have dialysis or a transplant, they will die. So any risks pale in comparison to that! But yes, people can have infections or other problems with their dialysis sites, they may have blood pressure swings, muscle cramps, and a variety of other problems. Again, these are manageable. Transplant, when available, is a good choice, but not without risk. ...Read more

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Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Not good for most: Patients on dialysis have very little or no kidney function. This leads to a higher risk for heart disease and is one of the leading causes of death with many times the risk compared to normal population. Any measure to reduce the risk is beneficial including improoving the lipid profile ie reducing "bad" cholesterol and avoiding saturated fats is one way of doing so. ...Read more

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I am on kidney dialysis, am I more likely to hepatitis c?

I am on kidney dialysis, am I more likely to hepatitis c?

No: In theory no - however - and there is forever a however - there is blood stuff happening - and some centers resuse your filter (cleaned of course) - so if you have a hep c positive tech playing with your needles or they mix up your filter with your hep c neibhor - then there is trouble! ...Read more

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Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are effective in preventing pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis (d). Most females of child bearing age on d are not all that fertile and may have trouble carrying a baby to term. If they do conceive, they may require daily dialysis until the baby delivers. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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


Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more