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Doctor insights on: What Are Chlorine And Chloramines In Dialysis

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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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What are the tests for water intoxication?

What are the tests for water intoxication?

History, phys, labs: History of excess "free water" intake; physical may have altered vital signs, mental status, focal neurological abnormalities. Labs include serum and urine electrolyte (sodium, potassium) levels, and concentration (osmolality). ...Read more

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What are some situations in which you would lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) from the body?

What are some situations in which you would lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) from the body?

Diarrhea/kidney : Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is one of the major buffers of the acids consumed everyday. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) can be lost in urine and stool depending on the cause.Diarrhea causes excessive loss in the stools , and some kidney disorders can cause bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) wasting in the urine. ...Read more

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Are Sodium Salicylate and urea harmful, they were in my body wash?

Are Sodium Salicylate and urea harmful, they were in my body wash?

NO: Both of these chemicals are used in several useful medications. So you do not need to worry about any harmful effects due to their limited exposure to your skin. ...Read more

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How harmful are halogens to the body (like chlorine and fluorine), really?

Depends: Many compounds that enter the body are halogens. The most common of all is ordinary salt which has chlorine. Halogen acids are extremely corrosive and toxic and not available in ordinary retail sources. Halogen gasses are also very toxic. But exposure from ordinary sources, used as directed, are not toxic. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of bathing in salt water?

What are the health effects of bathing in salt water?

Epsom Salts: Epsom salt baths can be beneficial and help to decrease inflammation, sooth sore muscles, encourage relaxation, etc. Here is a great article on the subject: http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

None: There are no controlled clinical trials demonstrating efficacy for any homeopathic remedy for fluid in the lungs. There are allopathic remedies that are life saving. If you resort to homeopathy for this condition, the delay in your getting proper and complete diagnosis, and therapy, can lead to serious consequences that might have been avoided or alleviated. ...Read more

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What are the homeopathic remedies for traces in albumin in urine?

What are the homeopathic remedies for traces in albumin in urine?

Nearly 300: There are nearly 300 homeopathic remedies known for Albumin in urine -- and each has its own properties. Dealing with kidney disease is a chronic, constitutional situation, requiring an experienced homeopath to help you find a helpful remedy out of many. You'd be discussing far more than urine issues alone, here. Finally, collaborative care w/your physician would be best in this case too. ...Read more

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What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

What all are the conditions when dialysis is suggested?

Kidney...: When dialysis is needed is because the kidneys are not able to work on their own so an artificial "filter" is needed to get rid of the waste that your body produces.What conditions cause kidney failure? Too many to list here but the most common ones are: hypertension, diabetes, kidney tissue damage, medications, autoimmune disease, kidney stones or masses, severe infections. ...Read more

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What chemicals are there in urine?

What chemicals are there in urine?

Several : There are several measurable and unmeasurable chemicals including urea, sodium, potassium, toxins. There are also some unknown chemicals. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to soaking in warm water and hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Kills normal tissue and would not recommend using it. ...Read more

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In what ways are dialysis and isotonic, hypertonic, and hyptotonic solutions related?

In what ways are dialysis and isotonic, hypertonic, and hyptotonic solutions related?

Different Solutions: Tonicity refers to concentrations of molecules that cause water to move from one side of a semipermeable membrane to another. Moving water out of a dialysis patient's blood along with waste products that also need to be removed requires a hypertonic solution. Isotonic means that there is no will be no movement of water, etc. Hypotonic means that water will move back into the patient. ...Read more

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For what reason are polysorbate 80 and sodium borate in the HPV vaccine?

For what reason are polysorbate 80 and sodium borate in the HPV vaccine?

Not sure: This is a great question and one that the vaccine manufacturer should answer.... I do not like the hpv vaccine at all........ ...Read more

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I have a maintenance of METOPROLOL, CLONAZEPAM, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, and SILYMARIN. Are these nephrotoxic? Will these damage my kidneys?

I have a maintenance of METOPROLOL, CLONAZEPAM, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE,  and SILYMARIN. Are these nephrotoxic? Will these damage my kidneys?

There are always: individual differences, particularly in herbal medications, but none of these medications or herbs are known to be particularly toxic to kidneys. Potassum chloride is usually not necessary unless you are on a diuretic. If your blood tests show a low potassium level, your doctor should be looking for a cause and doing additional tests and not just giving you potassium. I ...Read more

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Are the chemicals in shower gels potentially bad for me?

Are the chemicals in shower gels potentially bad for me?

Drying: Don't take them internally, so in general, no. Some can be somewhat drying to the skin--but if bad acne, might help reduce its severity. ...Read more

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What five proteins are contained in the blood? What are their functions?

What five proteins are contained in the blood? What are their functions?

More than 5: There are many more than 5 proteins found in the blood. I suppose you could base them in broader categories: Albumin, Fibrinogen and other clotting factors, Globulins, and regulatory proteins. Albumin provides oncotic pressure to the vascular system. Fibrinogen and associated clotting factors -self explanatory. Globulins are part of the immune system and regulatory proteins serve many fxns ...Read more

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What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read more

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