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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

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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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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 night time and home dialysis. ...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 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

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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

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


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