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How To Treat Cramping When On 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
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
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
Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance ( arterial end ) when blood returns back ( venous end ) unclothed state . Some times heparin is contraindicated ( like reaction to it etc ) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system . ...Read more
Bad needle stick : Usually when the needle gets out of the vein due to different reasons (movement of patient, bad veins , poor initial placement) an infiltration of blood coming out of the vein occurs. The degree of severity is variable. ...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
Tiny amounts blood: Even very small amount of blood from someone who has hepatitis c can spread this infection. So in dialysis units, improper cleaning of surfaces that might have been contaminated with blood could be an issue, as is using multi-use vials of medicines for multiple patients. If health workers use universal precautions the risk to patients is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis methods: Hemodialysis as the name suggests is directly cleansing the blood of waste, there are incenter ie going to a dialysis unit 3 times a week, and home hemodialysis ie doing it yourself at home peritoneal dialysis is home dialysis with a special fluid instilled nto the abdomen cavity which can also clean the blood through the lining of the cavity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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