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What are some facts about kidneys?

What are some facts about kidneys?

2milion microfilters: Removes extra water from body (if fails you get swelling) and also removes extra chemical waste from body ( if fails you feel poorly). The kidneys filter 180 liters (quarts), yes 180, per day. Almost all get reabsorbed back to blood except 2-3 liters that are excreted as urine. This huge filtering allows kidneys to efficiently and repeatedly purify the blood removing only what body does not need. ...Read more

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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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Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Looking for answers about CHF and kidney failure. Guesstamate on life expectancy?

Looking for answers about CHF and kidney failure. Guesstamate on life expectancy?

Needmore information: CHF is treated with medicines very adequatly. What is the Underlying cause? High BP, CAD, Arrythmia,or Valve disease? The EF is measured by Echocardiogram ; which f=gives functional capacity of the Cardiac function. Kidney Function are measured by Blood tests.And over all Clinical Symtoms also categorize the CHF and Kidney Failure. Should get best help from Treating Physician, ...Read more

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Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Common & easy: In the common form, the gut absorbs iron too well -- something of a plus, but too much iron will ruin the liver, pancreas, adrenals, heart, sex drive, and joints (base of thumb especially) and turn you gray. Easy to test for by labs, and easy to treat by draining a pint or two of blood every week. Maybe one person in 200 has the genes to get it, and some still get missed. ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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What are some things peritoneal dialysis patients should know about traveling?

What are some things peritoneal dialysis patients should know about traveling?

It can be done!: Patients on either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can travel the world with advance planning. You will need to work with your home dialysis center to travel with enough supplies or be able to get them at your destination. You will want to be current with your vaccinations and have a plan in case you become ill while traveling. Make sure you plan for possible delays while traveling. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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All info about myeloma?

All info about myeloma?

LLS etc websites: www.lls.org, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/myeloma, www.Themmrf.Org, http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/index, http://myelomasociety.Org/membership.Html, http://myeloma.Org.

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Pls.Give details about stomach care?

Pls.Give details about stomach care?

See Web MD: See web md. The question is too general to be adequately answered in this forum. ...Read more

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Mention the 15 facts about color blindness?

Mention the 15 facts about color blindness?

Is it a quiz: I like your post - color vision deficiencies can be classified as acquired or inherited, color blindness may be described as total or partial, may be regarded as possibly having some advantage over the long term, such as better discrimination of color camouflaged objects especially in low-light conditions, pertains to the cone photoreceptors in retinas, brain or retinal damage by shaken baby syndr. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about about genetic counseling?

Where can I find information about about genetic counseling?

Talk to your ob!: Your regular obstetrician should be able to refer you to a certified genetic counselor. Try this online resource: http://www.Marchofdimes.Com/pregnancy/trying_geneticcounseling.Html. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more

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Question regarding privacy between 17 year old patient and doctor?

Question regarding privacy between 17 year old patient and doctor?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide basic background on your issue and ask a clear related question. Just raising an issue, with no clear question or background does not work.The physicians on this platform donate their time to answer questions. Any fees on wordy posts support the site. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Question about body building? Methandienone ok?

Question about body building? Methandienone ok?

No: It has no established medical use, a questionable safety profile, and any gains in muscle mass are tempoarry until discontinuing the drug. It causes water retention, potassium buildup, and suppression of testosterone, among other things. You don't say if you're in the us, but if you are you know it's banned and is a black market substance. ...Read more

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Why are millennials so unconcerned about privacy?

Why are millennials so unconcerned about privacy?

Perhaps ?: Generation y or millenials are savvy with media, digitalization and all types of communication. My guess is that they are willing to give up privacy for all that these technologies have to offer. ...Read more

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What statements about autism is coorect ?

What statements about autism is coorect ?

Autism : Autism , is a condition that children are born with . There are three major areas of impairment.:communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviors or interests. Every individual is affected differently. The autism speaks website has good basic information explaining what to look for if you suspect autism. ...Read more

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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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