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Doctor insights on: Turgor Pressure Causes Dialysis Tubing To Shrink

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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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Why's stable blood pressure a concern when someone goes in for renal dialysis?

Why's stable blood pressure a concern when someone goes in for renal dialysis?

Low BP: An unstable patient would be more likely to suffer hypotension, which happens all too often during dialysis. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isnt for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.

My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isnt for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.

Heart disease ??: How is their heart? Have them see a heart doctor. Pulse pressure greater than 65 (130-55=75) may indicate heart disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12962774/. ...Read more

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What are the protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are not on dialysis?

What are the protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are not on dialysis?

Pressure sores: Pressure avoidance is the one 'must do' to allow sores to heal. As for diet, if you eat well you should be fine. Taking a multivitamin can only help. If you are worried about your nutritional status, see your doctor and have that evaluated. ...Read more

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76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

CHEST DISCONFORT: Based on your age and comments about your medical history, you have at least three primary risk factors for heart disease, at least one of which confirms that diagnosis (stents). There are many things that can cause your exertional chest discomfort, however ischemia (decreased blood flow to the heart muscle) is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as possible! ...Read more

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WHY DID I STOP URINATING AFTER A DIALYSIS TREATMENT. I HAD CRAMPS AND LOW BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE END OF MY TREATMENT?

WHY DID I STOP URINATING AFTER A DIALYSIS TREATMENT. I HAD CRAMPS  AND LOW BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE END OF MY TREATMENT?

Cramping on dialysis: If you have cramping and low blood pressure at the end of your hemodialysis session, ask your nephrologist to consider increasing your dry weight. This will mean that less fluid will be removed from you on dialysis and this can alleviate your problem of cramps and low BP at the end of your dialysis treatment. ...Read more

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My father is in esrd due to hypertension he is on bicarbonat dialysis now a days he suffer from low blood pressure what could be the reason , remedy?

My father is  in esrd due to hypertension he is on bicarbonat dialysis now a days he suffer from low blood pressure what could be the reason , remedy?

Needs evaluation: Low BP could be due to excessive water removal during dialysis or his BP meds needs to be adjusted, now that he is on dialysis. If these 2 reasons are ruled out, he needs to get his heart checked. Speak to his kidney doctor about his dialysis prescription ...Read more

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