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How To Treat Cramping When On Hemodialysis
Cramping treatment: The use of Hypertonic Saline (hs) and d50w 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, the so is increased with the alleviation of them. ...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
Control oral liquids: The more the liquid intake is, the more the need to remove fluids during hemodialysis, the more chances are for cramping, fatigue, and low blood pressure. Very strict salt intake makes it easy to drink within 50 oz per day. No cured meat, pickles, cheese, salted nuts will make life easy. Under 2000 milligrams of sodium per day is the way to go. Will also save need for blood pressure meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemodialysis hurting: Once a patient is placed on dialysis, there usually is no pain. Patients may experience some pain when the needles (n) are placed in the vascular access. They may get used to this or have Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride spray given to numb the n pain. If patients have some cramping, due to too much fluid being taken off, that can be painful. Other than that, patients on dialysis are usually pain free. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: To perform hemodialysis blood needs to pass through a artificial kidney or membrane in a hemodialysis machine.A fairly large volume needs to pass trough the machine and recirculated back to the patient to be an efffective way to "clean" the blood of waste. A large vein needs to be canulated and a large size IV plastic tube needs to inserted into a vein in the neck or groin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm new in hemodialysis. Howmis the best diet and nutrition for people with hemodialysis? Thank you
Low protein diet: Lower-protein foods include bread, fruits and vegetables- you want to be on a diet that is low in protein if you have hemodialysis. Higher protein foods such as meat, chicken and fish- should be limited in the diet. Consult with a dietician to get amounts and details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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