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What happens if i miss to many dialysis treatments?

What happens if i miss to many dialysis treatments?

Bad Things: Water and waste products accumulate when you skip or miss a dialysis treatment. Neither of these are good for you. Best have a long talk with your doctor about the details. ...Read more

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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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Why would patient pass out at end of dialysis treatment?

Why would patient pass out at end of dialysis treatment?

Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. If too much fluid is removed. Patients can feel dizzy at the end of treatment. During the treatment, the blood pressure will drop, alerting the staff to decrease fluid removal. ...Read more

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What foods should be eaten by a patient after a dialysis treatment?

What foods should be eaten by a patient after a dialysis treatment?

Food: Can really eat any food after a HD treatment just watch the high K foods and stick to your prescribed diet ...Read more

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Hi my husband has dialysis 3times a week, monwedand fri. He has had a dental treatment and feeling unwell and decided to miss today. Will he be ok?

Not a good idea: The best plan is to share his symptoms with the people at the dialysis center so they can evaluate his feeling unwell. Skipping treatment may just make him feel worse and poses risk to his well being. Get him back in touch with the center to schedule a session right away. ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients have a massage?

Yes: Take care not to compress your fistula access while lying down. Catheter exit sites need to remain covered. If a pd access, keep your exit site covered with gauze. ...Read more

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What happens if a patient misses a dialysis session?

What happens if a patient misses a dialysis session?

Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 4-5 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems. ...Read more

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Why aneurysm always happen to patients who is having a dialysis?

Why aneurysm always happen to patients  who is having a dialysis?

It's due to the need: Dialysis access grafts or fistulas develop aneurysms due to the repeated injury from being punctured multiple times per week. ...Read more

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Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your doctor about this question. He/she can give you more detailed information and advice. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Yes and No: Depends on your degree of kidney failure. Transplantation is the best solution to kidney failure. There is also home dialysis therapies which patients tend to like much better than in center dialysis. Ask about your options. ...Read more

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