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Nutritional Shakes For People On Dialysis
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
What causes a person in their early 40's to get shakes and or small tremors for no apparent reason?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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