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How does kidney dialysis machine work?

How does kidney dialysis machine work?

Dialysis machine: The purpose of a dialysis machine (d) and the artificial kidney (a) used on it is to replace the function of the kidneys of a end stage renal disease kidney patient which do not work. The a filters the blood of the patient removing waste products and water the diseased kidneys of the patient cannot do. This prevents the patient dying of kidney failure. ...Read more

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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Who are candidates for kidney dialysis?

Who are candidates for kidney dialysis?

Failing kidneys...: Having failing kidneys - most commonly from diabetes and/or high blood pressure - is the admission 'requirement' for most dialysis patients. But remember that dialysis can give you only a fraction of normal kidney function! transplant, especially a living donor transplant from a relative, will likely give you the best chance to return to as normal a life as would be possible. Lindagromkomd.Com. ...Read more

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What are the differences and similarities between kidney dialysis and in-vivo kidney functions?

What are the differences and similarities between kidney dialysis and in-vivo kidney functions?

Not the same: Dialysis removes about 80% of the impurities that build up, but not all of them as would a normal kidney. The kidney is more of a selective filter. The normal kidney also produces hormones--small molecules, that aid in things such red blood cell formation, and calcium metabolism. ...Read more

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Taking spirulina while on kidney dialysis?

You're fine: I'm sorry you're on dialysis -- it's a hard way to live. Spirulina is pond scum algae and despite all the advertising probably has no real effect on the health of purchasers. ...Read more

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How does kidney dialysis work?

Filters blood.: It's a complicated process, but basically dialysis involves a filter called a dialyzer that the patient's blood passes through. Potentially harmful molecules in the blood are diffused across the filter membrane and eliminated as waste. Dialysis replaces some of the function of normal kidneys, but not all. It is better to stay healthy and prevent the need for dialysis if possible. ...Read more

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What is the use of kidney dialysis?

What is the use of kidney dialysis?

Kidney dialysis: Kidney dialysis removes those harmful products such as urea and creatinine which are normally excreted by normally functioning kidney. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about kidney dialysis?

Kidney "replacement": Kidney dialysis filters out toxins and excess fluid from the blood. It is available in two forms: 1) hemodialysis - where the blood leaves the body through an enlarged vein(fistula), goes through a filter in the dialysis machine, and returns via the fistula, and 2) peritoneal dialysis - where fluid is run in and out of the abdominal cavity, using the body's peritoneal membrane as the filter. ...Read more

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Why does kidney dialysis only work for a certain time?

Why does kidney dialysis only work for a certain time?

Duration of dialysis: The limits of kidney dialysis are due to dialysis access issues, inflammation from artificial membrane exposure, exposure to toxic medications to control the metabolic effects of kidney disease, and the complications of kidney failure that dialysis cannot totallyprevent, like cardiovascular disease, calcium, phosphorus vitamin d and PTH abnormalities, and peripheral or autonomic nerve damage. ...Read more

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How serious is kidney dialysis for someone twice weekly ?

How serious is kidney dialysis for someone twice weekly ?

See below: Generally we do not advise dialysis twice a week. It is difficult to achieve clearance of waste from the blood adequately and also in some cases removal of adequate fluid from the body . Three times a week for atleast 4hours each time are being recommended now, other options are night time and home dialysis. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more