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Peritoneal Dialysis And Sex Drive
I am a 42 yr old male, will going on peritoneal dialysis because of kidney failure affect my sex drive?
Probably: Unfortunately people with kidney failure almost universally complain of decreased sex drive and problems with erections. This is not as much due to dialysis, but the renal failure itself. Be open and honest with your doctor so they can help you through this. If they cannot, see a urologist or family medicine specialists who is used to helping people with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more
Ever since I have been on a diet, I have had problems with bowel movements. Is it safe to take laxatives once a week? Also, my husband has kidney failure. He is doing peritoneal dialysis at home. How long can he live on dialysis before he has to have a
Two questions: Laxatives should be last resort. Be sure you have at least 25 grams of fiber per day in your diet. Include prunes, apples, oatmeal, bran. Peritoneal dialysis is effective. Some folks have lived 10-15 years with dialysis before requiring a transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that i'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?
Loss of urine: This is average, actually, for a person on peritoneal dialysis. Over about 5-8 months, a person receiving hemodialysis loses urine production. A person receiving peritoneal dialysis typically retains urine flow for 1-2 years, sometimes longer. Loss of urine flow diminishes native kidney clearances, so your diet will have to be stricter and your nurse/doctor may have to raise dialysis bags/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I agree with dr. Raj singh. Peritoneal dialysis is less likely compared to hemodialysis to cause dizziness from low blood pressure. A full evaluation of your dizziness would also include blood work to assess your body content of minerals and electrolytes in order to ensure that your peritoneal dialysis treatments are not causing imbalance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the chances of, if at all, resuming peritoneal dialysis after having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
Safe to resume!: It is common practice to hold PD post op for a day or so (if no urgency with normal potassium, no fluid overload, etc exist), then start low volume exchanges (0.5-1L) , 3-4 times daily and then go back to high volume regular exchange regimen in 72 hrs or so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can there be better and low-cost alternatives to peritoneal dialysis in the treatment of end-stage renal disease?
I have recently started peritoneal dialysis, and since then i've had my period 2 or 3 times a month, is this normal?
I am 31 on peritoneal dialysis am on 30 mg of prednisone but am getting to much fluid retention i shud i taper?
Fluid retention: Discuss this with your physician at the first opportunity. The physician knows all the facts about you and can make a proper decision for you. ...Read more
Often at home: This procedure is typically done by the patient having kidney diseases who are appropriate for this type of dialysis. Once determined appropriate by the kidney doc and the patient, he/she is trained in performing this daily procedure at home.... Check with your doc..Especially the kidney doc.. ...Read more
PD Nurse: If there is a flow problem, always call your peritoneal dialysis nurse. She will advise you on what to do next. If there is a flow problem, its usuallly means that your pd catheter is clotted. Therefore you will need an anti-coagulation solution to be drained though your pd catheter to destory the clot. This solution can be provided by your pd nurse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not for the dialysis: No needle sticks are needed to do the peritoneal dialysis procedure. But routine blood tests, which require a needle stick each time they are done, are performed at least once a month. These tests monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and monitor the associated problems (like anemia, hormone and electrolyte problems) related to the renal failure that has caused the need for dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different filters!: Both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis remove toxins and excess fluid in kidney failure. In hemodialysis, blood runs out of the body through IV tubing, and into a machine - where it's filtered before returning to the body. In peritoneal dialysis, dialysis fluid is introduced into the abdomen, where it interfaces with blood by way of the peritoneal membrane. Read 'help! i need dialysis' by agar. ...Read more
What does it means when the drained fluid of peritoneal dialysis has a reddish/brownish powder at the bottom of the bag?
PD: That is certainly not normal, you need to talk to you Nephrologist and send the fluid for cell count and culture ...Read more
Home: Done at home and at hospital is admitted to hospital. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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