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Doctor insights on: Nutritional Shakes For People On Dialysis

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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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What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

NO SPECIFIC DIET: In gastroparesis the underlying issue is not the type of food, it‘s the slow emptying of the stomach. There are two commonly use medications that stimulate gastric (stomach) emptying: Reglan (metoclopramide) & tetracycline. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes a person in their early 40's to get shakes and or small tremors for no apparent reason?

What causes a person in their early 40's to get shakes and or small tremors for no apparent reason?

Essential tremor: Assuming alcohol and certain medications are not involved, the essential tremors are most common. If tremors occur in resting arm and subside with use of shaky hand then parkinson's disease is more likely. ...Read more

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Are boost shakes better than ensure ?

Are boost shakes better than ensure
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Both are good: Both ensure and boost have about the same number of calories (250) as well as more in the plus varieties. Both suppy good amounts of protein, and can be used if you are lactose intolerant or need a gluten free diet. Cost and taste could be a factor, and are both better if chilled. My patients seem to like them both about the same. Consider carnation instant breakfast if money/taste is a concern. ...Read more

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Are there any good but cheap diet shakes?

Are there any good but cheap diet shakes?

Avoid: Don't get fooled that such products work long term. They don't. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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My boyfriend sometimes shakes while he sleeps. Should I be worried?

My boyfriend sometimes shakes while he sleeps. Should I be worried?

Depends: If he is jerking while falling asleep it is common and normal. I'm not sure what you mean by shaking or when this shaking is happening but generally speaking shaking during the night should not happen and should be evaluated be the doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting shaky vision while head shakes?

I am getting shaky vision while head shakes?

Oscillopsia?: Normally the vestibuloocular reflex (VOR) will maintain ocular positioning in space in spite of head / body movement - sort of like a built in gyroscope. Shaky vision with head movement could indicate an impairment of the VOR, usually from an inner ear problem (vestibular system). The condition can be disabling in some situations.Simulation video: http://www.gentamicin.com/symptoms/bouncing-vision ...Read more

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Why does my guy shakes when he sexually comes?

Why does my guy shakes when he sexually comes?

Normal: Many men have a myoclonic jerk or three during orgasm. It's usually pleasurable, and varies from man to man, with the time in his life, and perhaps even how excited he is about being with you. ...Read more

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What causes inside body shakes? And how to prevent then from happen?

What causes inside body shakes? And how to prevent then from happen?

Shakes: I am not clear as to what you mean. Would you restate your question and describe in more detail what these shakes are? ...Read more

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I notice tht my boyfrends hart beats realy odd @nite whn we go2 bed its almost like it stops4 a sec thn rite aftr it beats so hard it shakes the bed?

Palpitations: Your boyfriend needs to be seen urgently either with his family physician or cardiologist. I would not be surprised if they want to do a test where his heart beat is monitored for 24 hours non-stop. If he is having chest pain or shortness of breath with these palpitations he needs to go to the er instead. ...Read more

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Will protien shakes help benefit fibromyalgia?

Will protien shakes help benefit fibromyalgia?

Unproven: Some patients swear they feel better with certain dietary changes, and I have no reason to doubt them... But no single change works for everyone, and most changes don't help at all. ...Read more

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My wife says that my head shakes sometimes, why?

My wife says that my head shakes sometimes, why?

Head shaking: You need to see a neurologist to rule out benign tremor or early stage of parkinson's disease or other movement disorder. ...Read more

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Diet tips for fussy eaters--salads, shakes, what?

Diet tips for fussy eaters--salads, shakes, what?

Picky eaters: Portion control is a better way to think of reducing intake. When you think of it only as making nutritious choices, then anything goes as long as it is not empty calories. A hard boiled egg, a hand full of nuts (like almonds), and a whole grain slice of bread with a variety of vegetables will keep you full longer than a diet shake and salad. ...Read more

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When i go to sleep in bed my body shakes why is that?

When i go to sleep in bed my body shakes why is that?

JERKS?: When you say "shakes" while going to bed do you perhaps mean some jerks or sudden body jolts as you're going from an awake to a sleeping state? Those are called HYPNAGOGIC episodes or HYPNOGOGIA...and there is nothing abnormal or dangerous about them....everybody can get them. Jerks or shakes are associated with falling asleep and are called hypnagogic dreams. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to take pre workout shakes?

How old do you have to be to take pre workout shakes?

What Kind?: Protein shakes are not recommended in people younger than 18 years of age. Neither are energy drinks. If you want to boost your protein intake you can do it naturally with yogurt, nuts/nut butters, lentils/legumes, whole grains, and lean meats/fish. Be sure to eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in the mix. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my head shakes when I'm nervouse?

Sounds like: You may possess a familial essential tremor disorder, which could run in your family. There are medications which might help. See a neurologist. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more