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Side Effects Of Kidney Dialysis In Elderly Patients
Not good for most: Patients on dialysis have very little or no kidney function. This leads to a higher risk for heart disease and is one of the leading causes of death with many times the risk compared to normal population. Any measure to reduce the risk is beneficial including improoving the lipid profile ie reducing "bad" cholesterol and avoiding saturated fats is one way of doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Infiltrating duct: There is no evidence that there is a difference in the type of malignancy presenting in women with renal failure on dialysis, that is infiltrating duct most common vs. lobular carcinoma. There is an increase in breast calcification with dialysis , mostly caused by several more benign calcifications than normally encountered on routine mammo. Callback rate is no greater than that in normal. ...Read more
Could you tell me what type of breast carcinoma is the most common in patients undergoing 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
Hemo: To do hemo yes to do pd no. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Please direct these questions to your nephrologist who should know more about your individual conditions than some Doc like me online so she/he can address your concerns more to the point. But for general understanding, realize and accept: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity as well as a constant struggle to cope with reality ... ...Read more
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
Yes but dose adjust: It will work but i would discuss dosing with your nephrologist. ...Read more
My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?
Be a nurse: It is best to be a nurse whether a 2 years or 4 years degree since you will have better pay than a tech and can change your career from dialysis to other e.g. Cardiology, icu, ccu, etc whenever you want. It is certainly a more rewarding and growing career. Once a nurse, dialysis companies will train you. Seek sites like fresenius or davita for poss dialysis tech training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be healthy for a normal person to have kidney dialysis, like get a colonic, just for good health?
How does one undertake kidney dialysis done; is it very uncomfortable and do you feel better after a treatment?
Peritoneal or hemo: There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis & peritoneal. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center 3x/week & requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred, it can also be done thru a large catheter (tube) that is placed in a neck vein. After dialysis, one may feel a bit drained. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter inserted into the abdominal cavity. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my mum is on kidney dialysis and has problems with her liver but want to know what the syndrome is?
See below: I am not sure since you have not given all facts, there is a condition called hepato renal syndrome, which is worsening liver failure causing the kidneys to fail, for which kidney dialysis is being offered nowadays, in anticipation of a liver transplant in some cases the kidneys recover after liver transplant this is a serious condition. ...Read more
I have 2 sons aged 22 & 24 both there father and grand father have had kidney dialysis . Are my sons at generic risk if tested now will it be curable?
Depends on situation: The pattern could represent a dominant trait where every child born of the affected individual has a 50% chance of getting the disorder. However, without knowing the actual diagnosis each man caries it is hard to say. Early detection aids in management but may not enable a cure. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidneys underperform: The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, including hyperkalemia and acidosis. ...Read more
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
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