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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Kidney Dialysis In Elderly Patients

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Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

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 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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Which type of breast carcinoma is the most common in patients undergoing kidney dialysis?

Which type of breast carcinoma is the most common in patients undergoing kidney dialysis?

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

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Could you tell me what type of breast carcinoma is the most common in patients undergoing kidney dialysis?

Could you tell me what type of breast carcinoma is the most common in patients undergoing kidney dialysis?

Breast cancer: There is no one type of breast cancer that specifically targets patients on hemodialysis. For a brief review of the problem of cancer in the dialysis population, get more information at this link:
http://cjasn. Asnjournals. Org/content/2/3/604. Full. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about kidney dialysis?

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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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 nighttime and home dialysis. ...Read more

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What pain medication can I take while I'm on kidney dialysis?

What pain medication can I take while I'm on kidney dialysis?

Safe pain meds: The safest is tylenol (acetaminophen). Narcotics used properly are safe. Nsaids like Motrin allege and Aspirin are risky. ...Read more

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What 2 expect from kidney dialysis? 65 years old. What 2 be concerned about?

Here are some ...: Please direct these questions to your nephrologist who should know more about your individual conditions than some Docs 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

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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 an end stage renal disease kidney patient which do not work. The a filter 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

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My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

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 more

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Would it be healthy for a normal person to have kidney dialysis, like get a colonic, just for good health?

Would it be healthy for a normal person to have kidney dialysis, like get a colonic, just for good health?

No: The kidney, when functioning properly does the job. Dialysis is only used for those who have renal failure/injury requiring it. ...Read more

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How does one undertake kidney dialysis done; is it very uncomfortable and do you feel better after a treatment?

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

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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

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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

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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 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?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: kidney dialysis?

What is the definition or description of: kidney dialysis?

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

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When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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Can kidney dialysis effect male fertility?

Can kidney dialysis effect male fertility?

Chronic illness: Any chronic illness can have an impact on male fertility. One must consider the cause of the kidney failure, what medications or treatment the person has taken and is currently on, and how well they are responding to the treatment (intraperitoneal or hemodialysis). The better controlled the illness the less impact on fertility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if kidney dialysis affects male fertility?

Can you tell me if kidney dialysis affects male fertility?

Kidney failure can.: It's probably not the dialysis, but the REASON a person is on dialysis, that can impact both sexual function and fertility. For example, if a man is diabetic or has high blood pressure, he may have difficulty getting and maintaining erections as a result of the disease, the medications needed, or blood flow to the genital area. Talk to your doctor about what can be done to evaluate this! ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with undergoing kidney dialysis treatment?

Are there any risks associated with undergoing kidney dialysis treatment?

Yes, but few options: If a person with End Stage Renal Failure does NOT have dialysis or a transplant, they will die. So any risks pale in comparison to that! But yes, people can have infections or other problems with their dialysis sites, they may have blood pressure swings, muscle cramps, and a variety of other problems. Again, these are manageable. Transplant, when available, is a good choice, but not without risk. ...Read more

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I am on kidney dialysis, am I more likely to hepatitis c?

I am on kidney dialysis, am I more likely to hepatitis c?

No: In theory no — however — and there is forever a however — there is blood stuff happening — and some centers resuse your filter (cleaned of course) — so if you have a hep c positive tech playing with your needles or they mix up your filter with your hep c neibhor — then there is trouble! ...Read more

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Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are effective in preventing pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis (d). Most females of child bearing age on d are not all that fertile and may have trouble carrying a baby to term. If they do conceive, they may require daily dialysis until the baby delivers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which prevents water loss from the blood in kidney dialysis for urea?

Dialysis water loss: Patients who are being dialyzed (d) lose water during their d session. The amount of fluid loss can be controlled and they need to have this fluid removed on dialysis so they do not get fluid overloaded and wind up with fluid in their lungs. To answer your question, there is water loss on d which leads to the better health of the patient. ...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?

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

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