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What diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

What diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

Renal Diet: Patients who have ESRD (end-stage renal disease) and require dialysis need adequate nutrition (daily protein 1.2 gm/kg) but need to watch out for high phosphorus and potassium. Dialysis patients are assigned a dietitian to review their diet and to go over their blood test results to individualize their dietary needs. ...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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What's the treatment for water intoxication?

What's the treatment for water intoxication?

Water intoxication: This is an uncommon (?rare) condition and you should go online and look up "Water Intoxication" in Wikipedia . Once you understand this you should see your doctor for management. ...Read more

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How many hours a day is dialysis treatment?

How many hours a day is dialysis treatment?

Variable: There are 2 main ways to do dialysis.The hemodialysis treatment is for 3-4 hours a day, 3 times a week.If done at night it can be done over 6-8 hours.If done at home it needs to be done for 5-6 days a week 2-2.5 hours daily, this is the best. ...Read more

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What's an alternative remedy for a patient with kidney failure aside from dialysis and kidney transplant?

Not remedy - death: Some patients with kidney failure who are not actively depressed, have tried dialysis and are not reasonable transplant candidates choose to withdraw from care and knowingly accept that they will die. This is allowed in the us but certainly not encouraged. A pulitzer prize winning author, james michener, decided after the age of 90 that he had written his last book and did withdraw from dialysis. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate diet for a dialysis patient?

What is the appropriate diet for a dialysis patient?

Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 80 gram protein diet. If they are diabetic, they may be on a 1800-2200 calorie ADA diet, as another restriction. Speak to the dietitian at the patient's dialysis center for more specific information. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?

Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?

Dialysis: It is a form or kidney replacement therapy. It is not a cure. Once a person starts on dialysis, the chances that their kidneys will ever start to work again ar pretty slim (there are some exceptions, however). The added caveat here, is that while dialysis can prolong life, it can never completely replace a good functioning kidney and it is a major life change. ...Read more

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What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

PD cath: A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out. ...Read more

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Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

Type 2 diabetes: Simple answer is NO! Calorie intake should be carefully arranged and regular exercise is a good idea. Over time you should work towards getting rid of diabetes. There are many articles on the web that are designed to help you get rid of diabetes. Won't happen overnight but before long you will be "teaching" your family and friends how to get rid of diabetes. ...Read more

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What cold remedied are safe for a dialysis patient?

What cold remedied are safe for a dialysis patient?

Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and most dialysis patients already have high blood pressure. Coricidin HBP contains medicines that will not affect your blood pressure so this may me a safe option. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

Treating ARF: When used correctly and the underlying reason is also treated correctly, you cannot beat the combination of medical management of ARF along with prudent dialysis. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: The only way to treat and prevent folks from dying once disease has progressed too far. Done millions of times a day in US. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more

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How effective is fluid replacement for treating dysentery?

How effective is fluid replacement for treating dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery is usually treated with oral hydration. For severe dehydration, intravenous fluids may be required. Most start with a clear diet and then workup to a BRAT diet. Medications may be used for nausea & vomiting. Sometimes diarrhea medications like loperamind or Lomotil might be prescribed. Because dysentery could be caused by viruses, protozoa, parasites or bacteria it will be determined if antibiotics or medications to treat parasites, etc. are indicated.
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How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

Depends: The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need. When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges. ...Read more

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What would be the average years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

What would be the average years for hemodialysis patient to receive dialysis?

Depends: If your not a transplant candidate and depending on what other ailments they have the person may be on dialysis for the rest of their lives. ...Read more

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What diet is recommended to follow with peritoneal dialysis?

High Protein diet: Patients lose large amounts of protein during peritoneal dialysis and a high protein diet is recommended. ...Read more

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How effective is amino acid therapy for someone on abdominal peritoneal dialysis?

How effective is amino acid therapy for someone on abdominal peritoneal dialysis?

Not effective: Would not try Amino Acid supplements in dialysis-dependent people. I am not sure of the wisdom of it in non-dialysis patients either. No documented evidence that it provides real benefit and it may provide significant side effects. ...Read more

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Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment

Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis  with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment

Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read more

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Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Initially, yes: If POTS is due to dehydration, or if dehydration is contributing to blood pressure instability, then IV saline is a good starting point. However, if symptoms persist despite adequate (re-)hydration, then you have to look to medications - Florinef, (fludrocortisone) Midodrine - and other interventions (compression hose - it's actually the most effective in controlling POTS symptoms but people don't like to wear them ...Read more