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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?
Variable: Depends upon indication for hemodialysis. Question should be directed at your nephrologist who instituted dialysis in the first place. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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