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My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

Toxins are in: Plastic. Don't panic but try to get him to switch to something else, e.g., gum, mints, etc. Never microwave food w/saran wrap. It releases the toxins. Please don't drink bottles of water that have been sitting around. The toxins eventually migrate to the water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Not the world's: the healthiest fumes to be inhaling, but as long as the exposure was brief and he's not coughing, he should be fine. Move both of yourselves to fresh air until the odor has completely dissipated. Seek medical help if he has any difficulty breathing whatsoever. ...Read more

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This may be a strange question. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps. Is there health issues I should be worried about? Or not?

This may be a strange question. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps. Is there health issues I should be worried about? Or not?

ParafunctionalHabit: It has been suggested that contributing factors such as the loss of posterior dental support and presence of parafunctional habits (e.g., clenching, chewing gum, chewing on pencils/pens, nails biting or chewing on "plastic water bottle caps") may play a role in temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Rec: to replace this habit. ...Read more

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What are the best options for types of hip replacement. Metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. I?

What are the best options for types of hip replacement. Metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. I?

Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene. ...Read more

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I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out. ?

I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out.
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Wouldn't worry on it: If it made it passed your stomach entrance it will most likely pass & you may not even be aware of it. If you want to hurry it along you can eat stewed okra, which forms a congeal around such objects & softens the edges. ...Read more

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Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be 12 year old boy — hit by a plastic be in knee cap

Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be 12 year old boy — hit by a plastic be in knee cap

Hello, : Hello, you describe his knee as red and swollen. Signs of infection include: swelling, erythema (redness), warmth, tenderness, possible drainage, possible red streaks coming from lesions as well as fever, when more advanced. This should be medically evaluated as he may need antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?

Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?

Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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How is dialysis performed?

How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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How many forms of dialysis are there?

2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you. ...Read more

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My creati ine is 480 do I need dialysis?

My creati ine is 480 do I need dialysis?

Not clear: I'm not sure on the units in your value or if there is a decimal missing. A creatinine of 4.80 mg/dl is abnormal and requires investigation.
A creatinine of 480 micromol/l is also elevated and requires evaluation. ...Read more

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What is fatty deposit in dialysis tubing?

Not sure: Couild you be more explicit, i never heard about that akthough I take care of dialysis patients. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to commence dialysis?

Dialysis: A patient is started on dialysis when their doctor decides that their metabolic disturbances caused bytheir renal failure can no longer be managed with medications alone. The length of time from the onset of chronic renal failure to dialysis varies from one patient to another and has to be individualized by your doctor with your concurrence. ...Read more

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Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read more

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What creatnine level are you placed on dialysis?

It's all relative.: A rising creatinine is a sign that your kidneys are failing. Dialysis is a type of kidney replacement therapy which needs to be started when you and your doctor decide that the time is right. This may be due to your just feeling lousy or due to specific medical threats to your health--high potassium, heart failure, etc. Once your creatinine is over 2, you need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of stopping dialysis?

Multiple things: You can become uremic leading to pericarditis, nauseas/vomiting, altered mental status, and comatose. Also, you can and likely will become hyperkalemia (increase in your potassium) and if this persist you will die from a cardiac arrthymia. Also, you will have itching from increased phosphate. It's best not to missed dialysis. ...Read more

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Salting in,salting out dialysis, what is this for?

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Salting in,salting out dialysis, what is this for?

Here is some...: Dialysis is to help patients with end-stage kidney disease to temporarily handle body fluid, electrolytes, & others by adjusting the electrolyte concentration of circulating fluid so to equilibrate and temporarily restore the electrolyte balance. As to "salting-in & salting-out", it simplifies the idea to balance electrolytes as briefed above. Besides, ask your nephrologist timely. ...Read more

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What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

Kidney...: When dialysis is needed is because the kidneys are not able to work on their own so an artificial "filter" is needed to get rid of the waste that your body produces. What conditions cause kidney failure? Too many to list here but the most common ones are: hypertension, diabetes, kidney tissue damage, medications, autoimmune disease, kidney stones or masses, severe infections. ...Read more

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In what ways are dialysis and isotonic, hypertonic, and hyptotonic solutions related?

Different Solutions: Tonicity refers to concentrations of molecules that cause water to move from one side of a semipermeable membrane to another. Moving water out of a dialysis patient's blood along with waste products that also need to be removed requires a hypertonic solution. Isotonic means that there is no will be no movement of water, etc. Hypotonic means that water will move back into the patient. ...Read more

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Itching during dialysis?

Itching during dialysis?

Hopefully the link: Below would give u tips. http://www.kidney-support.org/dialysis/1350.html.

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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can you skip dialysis for a week?

Not a good Idea: This is really not a wise choice. While you are likely to survive if you limit you water intake and severely modify your diet, this is a high risk activity. Before you even consider this, talk with your dialysis doctor and explain what is really happening with you to cause you to consider skipping dialysis. ...Read more

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How can a dialysis machine work?

Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins. Blood from the patient flows on one side of the chamber and the dialysate solution which contains the optimal concentration of electrolytes on other side of the chamber. Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution. ...Read more

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What exacly is a shunt for dialysis?

Fistula: It is a sort of connection between artery and vein either using own blood vessels or with synthetic graft. This site is the access for hemodialysis. ...Read more

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How can I overcome dialysis washout?

How can I overcome dialysis washout?

More time, or CAPD: Patients on nighttime dialysis (usually 8 hour treatements) report this less often, patients with home peritoneal dialysis also usually feel better. Transplantion will fix this, consider home hemodialysis as well. ...Read more

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What is a dialysis machine based on?

Countercurrent flow: The dialysis machine is based on pumps that move blood through the artificial kidney (a filter) while making dialysate (a mixture of water and chemicals) to move the opposite direction through that filter. The blood and dialysate are separated by a semipermeable membrane in the filter. By moving in opposite directions, the waste products in the blood tend to go into the dialysate cleaning the body. ...Read more

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If you skip dialysis are there risks?

Yes: From something as simple as being a bit tired to more serious complications of excessive fluids and difficulty breathing as well as accumulation of waste products that can lead to some really serious medical complications. Skipping dialysis is simply put, not a real wise choice. Please, please, please discuss this with your doctor and get all the facts. ...Read more