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Doctor insights on: Some People Only Go To Dialysis One Day A Week

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It is danger to my son? he come to dialysis only one a week.because he said he feel sick if he do 3 times a week.i am very worried about this.

It is danger to my son? he come to dialysis only one a week.because he said he feel sick if he do 3 times  a week.i am very worried about this.

Maybe: Depending on how much urine he is still able to make...he may get away with it. Or he may become fluid overloaded in his lungs and be unable to breathe. Ultimately, he will decide which makes him feel better (or worse) - dialysis once or 3X a week. While 3X a week is recommended, the way he feels best is what's most important. ...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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If only one kidney is functioning at 13%, should one go on dialysis and if I did would the treatment prevent further failure?

If only one kidney is functioning at 13%, should one go on dialysis and if I did would the treatment prevent further failure?

Judgment is needed: Overall function is measured as "gfr" or glomerular function rate, + represents the amount coming from all of your kidneys (1 or 2 native kidneys, + any transplanted kidneys). The judgment to start dialysis may be clearcut (e.g., if too much fluid is retained or potassium is too high), or less urgent. Most pts with symptoms feel better after even 1 treatment, but it won't prevent further failure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too much dialysis? Can some one die from too much?

Is it possible to have too much dialysis? Can some one die from too much?

No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways. On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read more

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If dialysis is given once then one has to take it always?Or by living on only veggies one can stop it?

If dialysis is given once then one has to take it always?Or by living on only veggies one can stop it?

Depends on disease: If a person was normal and then got a new illness (an acute illness) causing acute kidney failure, he might need dialysis while waiting for his kidneys to heal. If his kidneys heal well enough, he can stop dialysis. However, if a person has chronic kidney disease and has been losing kidney function over the years, his kidneys don't heal up after he starts dialysis. He continues to need dialysis. ...Read more

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How long can one expect to live after starting dialysis?

Dialysis: It depends on many factors. The cause of end stage renal disease, the cardiovascular status of the patient, the age of the patient, other illnesses. I have had several patients on dialysis for 20+ years. ...Read more

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How long to one have to do dialysis?

Potentially lifelong: The duration of dialysis is dependent on the reason that one starts dialysis. If the reason is chronic kidney disease, the dialysis if lifelong, unless one obtains a kidney transplant. If the reason is temporary, the dialysis may only last for the duration of the illness. For more information, see your primary care provider or kidney specialist. ...Read more

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For what length of time can one expect to live after they start dialysis?

For what length of time can one expect to live after they start dialysis?

Varies a great deal!: Generally, the best results occur with kidney transplant - so aim for that if you can. Transplant is usually superior to dialysis, though daily hemodialysis done at home can run close behind! life span depends in part on the initial cause of kidney failure. Patients with polycystic kidney disease, for example, tend to do better than diabetics. Talk to your nephrologist for answers on you. ...Read more

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Advice? When dialysis fails, and there are no other treaments available how long does one live?

Advice? When dialysis fails, and there are no other treaments available how long does one live?

Hard situation: A person in end-stage renal failure (chronic kidney disease stage 5) will not live long without treatment: perhaps a week or two. Talk with your nephrologist. Sometimes, if peritoneal dialysis can't be continued, you can switch quickly to hemodialysis - even if it means a central line for dialysis access. Sometimes a person can switch from hemo to peritoneal dialysis. Find out what you can -now! ...Read more

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Can you have dialysis if you have only one kidney?

Can you have dialysis if you have only one kidney?

Yes: You can put anybody on dialysis as long as their blood pressure can tolerate it (not drop). However, it should only be done if the kidney is having low enough of a function to need dialysis. ...Read more

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