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How Long Does A Hemodialysis Treatment Typically Take
Dialysis time: The time or takes for hemodialysis depends on how large you are, how much fluid needs to be removed, the quality of the access you have, and the type of dialysis filter and machine set up. Usually the time needed for a reatment runs between 3 and 4 1/2 hours.3 times per week. Home dialysis is gentler and done more often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is a hemodialysis patient. He is experiencing shortness of breath. What could be the causes? Should he seek emergency medical treatment?
No: Blue green algae also called cyanobacteria can produce toxins which can be harmful to health. There is paucity of data in this are and i would not recommend these to anyone at this time. ...Read more
Will lower anxiety: Restyl is the brand name for alprazolam in India. It's marketed as Xanax in the U.S. The major form of metabolism is through the liver to an inactive metabolite excreted through the kidneys. 20% of the active form is found in urine. Since you're on hemodialysis, the drug should lower anxiety, similar to someone w/o renal disease, unless you also have liver disease which may cause stronger effects. ...Read more
I am a hemodialysis patient with av fistula and i lift 5-10 pds of weights which my nephro agrees, can I take amino acid and creatinine to gain mass?
Hemodialysis: You sound like you are in excellent shape. I have seen the lab value for creatinine rise a bit in some patients, not on hemodialysis. This does not mean the kidney function was diminished; the body just had a higher creatinine intake. Especially being on hemodialysis, you should be able to take both supplements. Let your nephrologist know, in case any routine labs change over time. ...Read more
Many things: It has a much finer filtering mechanism to selectively remove waste products. The kidney also has endocrine function meaning it can respond to other hormones in the body such as parathyroid hormone to keep the bones healthy and aldosterone or vasopressin that aid in salt and water control. The kidney also can produce hormones that stimulate the bone marrow and produce vitamin d. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NIDDK resources: The national institute of diabetes & digestive & kidney diseases (part of the national institute of health) has an excellent and very readable resource packet, which includes references for many cookbooks, both online and printed. Check out eat right to feel right on hemodialysis at: http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/eatright/index.Aspx. ...Read more
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