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Dear doctor how to deal with visual hallucination associated with dialysis in the case of a 75 years old, who's been 9 months through this experienc?

Dear doctor how to deal with visual hallucination associated with dialysis in the case of a 75 years old, who's been 9 months through this experienc?

Psychiatric consult: In this case it would help to consult with a psychiatrist familiar with treating people who have other medical illnesses (like kidney failure, on dialysis). http://pai. Networkats. Com/apm_members_online/members/directoryi. Asp after full evaluation, low-dose antipsychotic may help -- dose will need adjusting for the kidney's ability to excrete plus other medications already being taken. ...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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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

Urochromes and: Middle molecules. These are substances that normally are filtered out by your kidney but not by the dialysis machine. ...Read more

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Is dialysis procedure cause death if it done more than a year, also my health goes on decreasing?

Is dialysis procedure cause death if it done more than a year, also my health goes on decreasing?

Dialysis: Many patients are on dialysis for many years. Patients can continue to thrice on dialysis. Your overall health is related to all of your medical conditions and you should discuss your overall decline with your medical doctor so your concerns can. Be addressed. ...Read more

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Why does dialysis cause blood to gel?

Why does dialysis cause blood to gel?

Huh?: For very obvious reasons, blood is designed to begin clotting once it leaves the blood vessel as it does in dialysis. This is very well understood and patients undergoing dialysis are given medications to prevent clotting. ...Read more

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What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

Dialysis Problems: This usually happens when a person is first placed on hemodialysis. There are two theories as to why this happens. This link will take you to a very thorough explanation of these theories: http://www. Kidneydoctor. Com/equilib. Htm. You need to read this slowly to get the full picture of dss. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...Read more

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My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! This is the second time. Will it cause any problems?

Discuss with nephrol: We can not answer your question as we do not have enough information about your friend. I will suggest your friend discuss with his/her doctor as to what is causing the vomiting and if it needs any therapy. ...Read more

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Can dialysis cause ibs?

Can dialysis cause ibs?

IBS from Dialysis-No: Simple answer: 'no.' irritable bowel syndrome (ibs or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Dialysis has never been shown to be an accepted cause of ibs. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis skin tone change?

What causes dialysis skin tone change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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What are the cause of bleeding in the urine of a dialysis patient?

Possible:: Hmorrhagic cystis, acquired cystic kidney disease seen in some patients on chronic dialysis, kidney or bladder tumor, vasculitis or vascular malformation, kidney stone or polycystic kidney disease which caused renal failure in the first place. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

Ketosis: I am thinking you might be a diabetic. If I am wrong, I apologize. I have searched for causes of a sweet taste in the mouth and have come up with two possible reasons - high blood sugar and high ketones (usually seen in diabetes). See your doctor and tell her/him what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What causes kidney disease and the subsequently need for dialysis?

What causes kidney disease and the subsequently need for dialysis?

Lots of causes: There are many causes for chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most common that I see for patients that need dialysis access are diabetes and poorly controlled high blood pressure. Another fairly common one is an inherited condition called polycystic kidney disease. Other causes include immunologic diseases which attack the kidneys, and anatomic problems that cause blockage of the kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney disease and the subsequently the need for dialysis?

What are the causes of kidney disease and the subsequently the need for dialysis?

Kidney Diseases: Some of the causes for kidney disease (kd) are diabetes, hypertension, hiv, glomerular diseases, use of nephrotoxic drugs or exposure to nephrotoxic agents, obstruction of the urinary tract polycystic kidney disease, among others. See a nephrologist to be evaluated for the cause in any particular case. ...Read more

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Would heating up the peritoneal dialysis fluid cause any harm if used for dialysis?

Would heating up the peritoneal dialysis fluid cause any harm if used for dialysis?

Overnight PD is!: When using an overnight automatic cycler for peritoneal dialysis, the fluid is warmed on a warming panel. Of course, this is set to a safe temperature by design. Don't try warming on your own, but ask your nephrologist or the nurses at your dialysis center what they suggest. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What would causes a dialysis permacath access site to suddenly become sore and painful?

What would causes a dialysis permacath access site to suddenly become sore and painful?

Permacath redness: Have your nephrologist (n) or dialysis nurse look at it. You may have a cellulitis in the permacath's (p) insertion site. You may need antibiotics to treat it. You should also ask your n to refer you to a vascular surgeon for an av fistula creation so you can be free of your p and have a much lower risk of such infections and feel better. ...Read more

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What causes constant bowel movement in a dialysis pattient?

What causes constant bowel movement in a dialysis pattient?

Not dialysis, usually: Wonder if your cause is diabetic related enteropathy. I see this problem in about 3 or 4 every 100 dialysis patients. Usually due to diabetes. Of course infectious diarrhea is possible. See gastroenterology. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at adomen then sudden death?

Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at adomen then sudden death?

Yes: Thankfully, this is less common than it once was. A review of the circumstances can be conducted by any pathologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which dialysis products can cause side effects such as heart attacks?

Which dialysis products can cause side effects such as heart attacks?

Disease not Rx: It's easy to confuse the disease with the treatment: renal failure, even on dialysis, accelerates atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attacks. It's the renal failure, not the dialysis that is the culprit. ...Read more

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What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

Pain on PD: This question is clearer - turbid fluid indicates infection. Infection will cause these symptoms. Call your doctor and PD nurse. ...Read more

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How does/can long-term dialysis cause muscular pain? Is it something to do with electrolyte imbalances?

How does/can long-term dialysis cause muscular pain? Is it something to do with electrolyte imbalances?

Possible.: Please contact your urologist because you are walking a very fine line with your electrolytes and you don't want to mess up your status that can cause you a lot of aggravation. You should by all means keep in close contact with your urologist especially about new symptoms. ...Read more

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My grandma died in icu from an abcess in her intestate and got into her blood streem they put her on dialysis and had a stroke what causes this?

My grandma died in icu from an abcess in her intestate and got into her blood streem they put her on dialysis and had a stroke what causes this?

So sorry: You describe a complicated course with multiorgan system failure. My condolences go out to your an your family. Remember that we all will die - it's 100% certain. It sounds like it was your grandma's time. Hard to accept it but sometimes people are too ill to pull through. She may have had many other underlying issues that contributed - one can only speculate here. ...Read more

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What dialysis products can cause side effects, such as a heart attack?

What dialysis products can cause side effects, such as a heart attack?

Here are some...: Heart attack results from depriving blood supply to coronary arteries, which may be chronic from hereditary and lifestyle as underlying factors or acute from the conditions like low BP, clot-inducing blockage like that in AF, etc. As precipitating factors. In reality, most of patients requiring dialysis have severe underlying factors, which could not be corrected. Based on these understanding, ask ...Read more

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I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that I'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?

I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that I'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?

Loss of urine: This is average, actually, for a person on peritoneal dialysis. Over about 5-8 months, a person receiving hemodialysis loses urine production. A person receiving peritoneal dialysis typically retains urine flow for 1-2 years, sometimes longer. Loss of urine flow diminishes native kidney clearances, so your diet will have to be stricter and your nurse/doctor may have to raise dialysis bags/day. ...Read more

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My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream? And what iis the cause of it?

My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream? And what iis the cause of it?

See answer: What is medically termed "uremic pruritus" (up) is quite common in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis and can be quite distressing and bothersome. Lack of consensus in precise cause (s). Treatments generally include either topical or oral meds. Topical treatments include skin emollients, capsaicin cream and tacrolimus. Your dad's nephrologist can provide specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic procedure to remove the bumps on the arm caused by a dialysis fistula?

Depends on cause: Bumps must be looked at to determine their nature. Cannot answer without seeing and palpating the sites. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more