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High Phosphorus Levels In Dialysis Patients
I am a peritoneal dialysis patient and my phosphorus levels have been running high these last few months. I started getting these sores on my back.?
Dialysis skin sores: Check with your dialysis team. Many need longer dialysis time.
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
Itching: High phosphorus levels in a dialysis patient can lead to many issues. Usually most patients itch uncontrollably. However over time elevated phosphorus levels can alter bone structure, lead to calcium deposits on heart vessels and cause nerve damage throughout the body.See 1 more doctor answer
High albumin: You need to ask your nephrologist and renal dietician about the significance of your high Albumin level (ha). It can be seen in cases of dehydration, severe infection, hepatitis, HIV, some congenital disorders, cancer, severe infection and in some instances of chronic inflammation. Please speak to your nephrologist for the cause in your case.
Dialysis Potassium: Yes, it is very common for dialysis patients to develop elevated potassium levels. The kidneys normally excrete potassium, so patients with renal failure will have a tendency for their potassium levels to rise. The dialysis machine removes excess potassium from the body, just like the kidneys do. Taking a diet low in potassium is helpful in keeping potassium levels controlled.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that dialysis patients stop their dialysis when the creatinine level became normal.
Yes: But if renal function has not returned then the cr level will rise fairly quickly.See 3 more doctor answers
Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins.Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution.Creatinine is removed from the blood during dialysis, so these levels are low in the patient after dialysis.
My father (60 yrs) is a Gout patient. Suffering now from high polina concentrate & did 8 dialysis so far. Kidneys are fine, but polina still the same?
No such term: There is no such term as polina. Do you mean protein? Resubmit the question.
Why does CDC say intubation and dialysis are high-risk procedures for people treating ebola patient when they say biohazard suits should protect them?
Because: They expose the care giver to body fluids which is how the virus is transmitted. As we have seen biohazard equipment is only protective if used properly. We have seen recently that despite the best of intentions, there have been breaches in technique resulting in infection among caregivers.See 1 more doctor answer
Why is the mortality risk so high for icu patients having acute renal failure? If you are already in the hospital, can't you start dialysis quickly?
Renal failure death: Patients in the ICU who have a acute kidney failure (akf) have something that caused it, usually hypotension. The are very sick and have multi-systemic problems and may have an overwhelming infection leading to their akf. Although dialysis can replace kidney function lost in akf, it cannot perform any of the functions of other organs in the body. They need more than just kidney function to live.
Dialysis patient. 1 transfusion. My antibody count was to high to be admitted to a study on stem cells. Living donor. Anyway to lower antibodies count?
Not really: Antibody titers increase as a reaction to the antigen. Antigens are molecules (structures) on cells that give them a unique identity -- and so give you a reference to "self" or "not-self." in this case, you are making antibodies to something that cross reacts with the stem cell study (or equivalent). You can try to calm the immune system down (this is what medications do), but it is iffy.See 1 more doctor answer
Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there are many testimonials to its benefits. However, the peer reviewed medical literature is a bit sparse on the subject. Before doing anything, I would strongly recommend you talk with your kidney doctor.
Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and most dialysis patients already have high blood pressure. Coricidin HBP contains medicines that will not affect your blood pressure so this may me a safe option.
Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 4-5 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems.
Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 80 gram protein diet. If they are diabetic, they may be on a 1800-2200 calorie ADA diet, as another restriction. Speak to the dietitian at the patient's dialysis center for more specific information. Good luck.
See below: In general regular dialysis. Watch fluid intake. Follow dietician's instructions. Take medications on time. Your dialysis center has a dedicated team of doctor, dietician, social worker, dialysis staff- please follow their instructions. They spend a lot of time, sometimes without your knowledge planning optimal health for you. Please get on transplant list.
Age illnesses matter: The attached picture is from medicare data. It breaks down life expectancy of dialysis using age and sex. 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 60yo male on dialysis 4.6 years average 80yo male on dialysis 2.3 years average illnesses and the reason for starting dialysis matter too, but that's too complicated for a chart. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more
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