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Doctor insights on: Hold Medications During Hemodialysis

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Will there be any medication changes with daily home hemodialysis?

Will there be any medication changes with daily home hemodialysis?

Yes: You hope your medications for BP and possibly phosphate binders will be needed less. ...Read more

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Is it practical to dilute the blood with saline to avoid clog during hemodialysis?

Is it practical to dilute the blood with saline to avoid clog during hemodialysis?

No: Use Heparin (blood thinner give IV during dialysis) or start taking Coumadin (warfarin) (blood thinner pill) if you have a lot of clotting issues during dialysis. Adding saline/water is not affective to keep the blood from clotting and is not practical as the whole purpose of dialysis is to get rid of the water from the body. ...Read more

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Can you give hypertonic solutions or d50 water for leg cramps during hemodialysis?

Cramping treatment: The use of Hypertonic Saline (hs) and d50w (dextrose) in the treatment of leg cramps during dialysis is based on their being able to raise the serum osmolarity (so). Sodium, glucose and BUN combine to form the so of a patient. As BUN is lowered during dialysis, the so falls and may cause leg cramps. By giving hs and d50w (dextrose), the so is increased with the alleviation of them. ...Read more

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What is hemodialysis?

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

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Why would I do daily home hemodialysis?

Easier on body: More frequent daily treatments make need to remove fluids less per treatment. ...Read more

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How can the process of hemodialysis work?

Hemodialysis: The blood from your system will be diverted to a mechine....dialysis mechine...where it will be washed ....meaning the toxic material will be removed there and then the blood will be returned back to your circulation.....note....it does not completely replace a kidney ...Read more

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What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

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

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What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

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

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What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

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