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Patients in dialysis drink only nepro, how long to live?

Patients in dialysis drink only nepro, how long to live?

See below: Not clear on your question. Patients can live decades on dialysis. Usually depends on one's age and other illnesses.

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

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


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Can you drink nepro if your not in dyalisis?

Yes: It is lower in sodium, potassium and phosphorus for dialysis patients but would pose no harm to someone not on dialysis.

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Can you please tell me the ramifications of someone on dialysis drinking soda?

Can you please tell me the ramifications of someone on dialysis drinking soda?

3 issues: Volume. Interdialytic gains should be limited to 1kg (1liter)/day so that means 2 liters over two days. A soda can is 375ml. Phosphate. Colas contribute to your phosphate burden and increase the need to require phosphate binders with meals. Calories. Empty calories don't benefit you.

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What are the effects of someone on dialysis drinking soft drinks without sugar?

What are the effects of someone on dialysis drinking soft drinks without sugar?

Excess fluid: It is not the sugar, unless the person is also a diabetic, but the amount of fluid. Those on dialysis are restricted fluid intake. There are other dietary restrictions.

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What is the best time to dink nepro before or after dialysis treatment?

Best time for Nephro: Nephro is a product that is high in protein, and low in potassium and phosphates. If you have an 8 oz. Portion of nephro, it really does not matter when you ingest it, unless the patient is fluid overloaded. That is because hemodialysis (hd) does not remove protein. I would take it at the start of one's hd session to make sure an adequate amount of fluid, potassium and phosphorus is removed.

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour.

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My mother is on dialysis 4 session was done but still she is not passing urine normally, she's passing urine like a drops. She's drinking 1ltr water in a day.

My mother is on dialysis 4 session was done but still she is not passing urine normally, she's passing urine like a drops. She's drinking 1ltr water in a day.

Probably normal: If she is in kidney failure, temporarily from serious insult. infection, trauma or such it is quite normal to have little or no urine. She may return to making urine later as she recovers. If permanent failure, she could produce no urine from now on. 1 liter of water per day is the necessary fluid to keep normal body functions going. Your doc can give you more details knowing the problem.

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Husband on dialysis, has mild cirrhosis from Atn. What will happen if he drinks alcohol daily with kidney failure? Abour pint a day.

Husband on dialysis, has mild cirrhosis from Atn. What will happen if he drinks alcohol daily with kidney failure? Abour pint a day.

It is likely that: He will shorten his life through further damage to his liver as well as interfering with the metabolism of medications he is probably being given for his condition.

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I am on dialysis. I cannot stand those fiber drinks. Can I take 2 colaces (docusate sodium) a day? I know the gastrointerologist does not like using laxatives.

I am on dialysis. I cannot stand those fiber drinks. Can I take 2 colaces (docusate sodium) a day? I know the gastrointerologist does not like using laxatives.

Ask Doctor: Colace can have added sodium (docusate sodium) in it, and your nephrologist may not want you taking things that can upset your electrolytes, even if it's such a small dose through your stool softener. So, consult with him/her first, and then you'll have peace of mind. Instead of the laxative drink, you maybe could do it naturally eating organic greens/vegetables instead.

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What exactly will dialysis do?

Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually eminent in a few months more or less. The quality of life on dialysis is less than that with functioning kidneys due to substantial fatigue and other medical problems and medications.

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How old is to old for dialysis?

How old is to old for dialysis?

Depends: Age itself is just a number. What is more important is how likely is dialysis going to improve the patient's quality of life. If a patient has a terminal illness or multi-organ failure, some kidney doctors will not recommend dialysis.

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Can I have children on dialysis?

Less likely: Fertility is significantly decreased in patients on dialysis, but it is still possible to have children. If you become pregnant, however, your likelihood of a successful pregnancy are much lower. If it is not your intention to become pregnant, make sure that you are using some form of birth control.

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What exactly does dialysis mean?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body.

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Can there be an alternative to dialysis?

Can there be an alternative to dialysis?

RRT options: There are five renal replacement therapy options I always discuss with patients who are about to start dialysis. 1. Blood dialysis a) in center (hd) b) home (hhd) 2. Peritoneal (ccpd or capd) (also done at home) 3. Renal transplantation 4. Comfort care. Not everyone decides to use this technology.

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What is the best type of dialysis to have?

See below: Opinions may vary, but most nephrologists agree that home dialysis which includes home hemo dialysis [ where you perform your own dialysis at home ] and peritoneal dialysis [stomach dialysis, blood free dialysis] are better options than incenter hemodialysis where you go for dialysis to a center 3 times a week. There are some considerations whereby home dialysis may not be a proper option.

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What can I expect after starting dialysis?

Gradual improvement: It usually takes several weeks to months before patients usually start to feel noticeably better. However, certain symptoms and signs (edema, high blood pressure) may improve much sooner.

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Can I go on holiday overseas while on dialysis?

Possible: If you are an in center patient, travel becomes more difficult but not impossible. Depending on where you are traveling the social woker must arrange for a dialysis center to perform dialysis at your destination location. This requires 3 week advance notice, but many dilaysis patients have been to the caribbean and mexico.

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What is the definition or description of: dialysis?

See below: 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 wastes are removed here.