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How To Treat Esrd
Renal replacement: End Stage Renal Disease means that your kidneys are functioning only minimally, and if no treatment occurs, a person will die. Fortunately, there are three major treatments: 1) Kidney transplant from a living or cadaver donor, 2) Hemodialysis (the kidney machine), and 3) Peritoneal Dialysis. Both types of dialysis can be done at home! You may want to read "Help! I Need Dialysis!" LGromkoMD ...Read more
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
How can I treat persistant asymptomatic ht myself? (200/100 for the past fortnight) without having to go to doc/hospital? High risk-iddm, mi, ht, esrd+pd
How can a patient with esrd be treated for low blood pressure without intravenous therapy in a prehospital setting?
Depends: There are several reasons for low BP in esrd, including dehydration, carnitine deficiency, heart failure (with or without cardiogenic shock), adrenal insufficiency, and autonomic instability. Some of those can be treated with oral therapies such as midodrine, mineralococorticoids, and carnitine for example. ...Read more
See below: Esrd is short for end stage kidney disease. Loss of renal function leads to accumulation of waste from the body, called uremia. Early uremic symptoms are not specific only to uremia, and include loss of apetite, anorexia and nausea, vomiting.If the symptoms occur when the measured kidney function called GFR is less than 10 ml/min the symptoms are attributed to uremia. ...Read more
When kidneys fail...: Esrd is a term that is indicative of kidney failure that is severe enough to require either dialysis or transplant to prevent death. It has its roots in the medicare benefit available to all since the 1970s. It is a bad clinical term since you as a person are not end stage but your kidneys are. By definition it is not recoverable. ...Read more
See below: Esrd short of end stage renal disease, is detected by measuring serum creatinine levels which reflect the kidneys ability to get rid of waste from the body, the higher the level , the worse the function.Gfr can be calculated from creatinine level.Normal is 90 ml/min and if less than 10 ml/min generally requires dialysis and is called esrd. ...Read more
Itching And Dialysis: Most propeller have itching whether they are on hemo or peritoneal dialysis. Cause are accumulation of phosphorous in the blood due to renal failure, allergies to some component of the dialysis process (plastic, cleansing agents, additives to the dialysis fluid, etc), or there is no known cause and it just comes and goes without ever having an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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