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How long does a hemodialysis treatment typically take?

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 more

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Why do people on hemodialysis treatments get lumps on their arms?

Why do people on hemodialysis treatments get lumps on their arms?

Needle sticks: The areas on the fistula wear dialysis needles are used for access weaken the vein or the goretex graft and they form what are called pseudoaneurysms. Sort of inflammatory scar over access points. ...Read more

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How long will it take to find out if short term hemodialysis has worked or not?

How long will it take to find out if short term hemodialysis has worked or not?

Variable: Depends upon indication for hemodialysis. Question should be directed at your nephrologist who instituted dialysis in the first place. ...Read more

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First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

Need evaluation: There might be component of coronary disease need evaluation may be BP related or arrhythmia any way need further work up. ...Read more

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Is it okay for people on hemodialysis take blue/green algae?

Is it okay for people on hemodialysis take blue/green algae?

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

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What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

What will happen when a hemodialysis person takes restyl 0.5mg?

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

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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?

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

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What can a kidney do that a hemodialysis machine can't do?

What can a kidney do that a hemodialysis machine can't do?

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 more

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Where could I find recipes for hemodialysis diet?

Where could I find recipes for hemodialysis diet?

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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Why exactly is BP and temperature checked before and after performing hemodialysis?

Why exactly is BP and temperature checked before and after performing hemodialysis?

Dialysis vitals: Blood pressure and temperature are checked because changes can be associated with infection. Blood pressure also can drop related to fluid removal. Especially in patients with a permcath temperature changes may be due to transiet blood stream infections. ...Read more

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Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

Why do poeple on hemodialysis die waiting for a kidney?

All sorts of reasons: Death can be due to all the reasons everyone dies from, such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonias, cancers, car accidents, murders, suicides, etc..., as well as their kidney disease worsening to the point that their bodies start to fail them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemofiltration and hemodialysis?

Here are some...: Of course, a 400-letter space could not cover the needed info differentiating hemofiltration & hemodialysis for either patients or researchers/academics. However, you gain a glimpse of difference in the link at http://pkdclinic.blogspot.com/2011/10/difference-between-hemodialysis-and.html. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Docs, could a patient under hemodialysis become fat?

Dialysis isn't diet: Hemodialysis is to replace the poor function of your kidneys and will remove excess water that your kidneys may not clear and can cause swelling and lung fluid. This can reduce your "water weight" but has nothing to do with fat metabolism. That depends upon your diet and activity level. Anyone eating the wrong foods and/or taking too many calories with low energy expenditure can gain far weight. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fistula of someone with hemodialysis?

How do you treat a fistula of someone with hemodialysis?

Fistula? Hemodial?: Your question is confusing. Did you get a fistula formed to be cannulated for hemodialysis or are you getting hemodialysis treatment and you have some form of fistula on your body somewhere i.e. colocutaneous fistula, perianal fistula, intestinal fistula..... What do you have? ...Read more

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Are diabetics good candidates for daily home hemodialysis?

Are diabetics good candidates for daily home hemodialysis?

No: Well, I assume you are talking about diabetics with impaired renal function, but just to make sure we're on the same page, a diabetic must have significantly decreased renal function to be considered for dialysis. Not all patients will qualify for that. I'd get a referral to a kidney specialist to start the process of determining what modality will be best for the person in question. ...Read more

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Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

A little: The hd catheter insertion thru the jugular stings a little. You usually get sone Lidocaine and sedation to put it in. It is like a big IV line. ...Read more

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