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What are some things peritoneal dialysis patients should know about traveling?

What are some things peritoneal dialysis patients should know about traveling?

It can be done!: Patients on either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can travel the world with advance planning. You will need to work with your home dialysis center to travel with enough supplies or be able to get them at your destination. You will want to be current with your vaccinations and have a plan in case you become ill while traveling. Make sure you plan for possible delays while traveling. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more


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Could patient on peritoneal dialysis swim?

Swimming and PD: Yes - but the quality of the water matters; do not swim in ponds or small lakes or where city drains empty into ocean; swim in chlorine pool or clean ocean area; be sure you secure PD catheter and then change dressing and clean exit site immediately after you are done. Avoid trauma. ...Read more

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What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

Pain on PD: This question is clearer - turbid fluid indicates infection. Infection will cause these symptoms. Call your doctor and PD nurse. ...Read more

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Can a patient on peritoneal dialysis also take supplements like appeton weight gain?

Definitely: A patient can take theappeton cause they provide vital vitamins and nutrients that would are important for a patient on peritoneal dialysis. Also a patient should also be taking in lots of protein as patients on peritoneal dialysis lose lots of muscle mass and protein. ...Read more

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How much ferrous gluconate equals 325 mg of ferrous sulfate. reason for question is am a peritoneal dialysis patient and they are saying feG not as g?

How much ferrous gluconate equals 325 mg of ferrous sulfate.  reason for question is am a peritoneal dialysis patient and they are saying feG not as g?

Iron: Most iron pills contain ferrous iron. Ferrous sulfate, ferrous fumarate, and ferrous gluconate are the 3 common forms. All three come in a 325 mg tablet size, but each contains a different amount of “elemental iron”., which is what is absorbed. Fe Sulfate contains 65 mg; Fe gluconate contains only 35 mg elemental iron. Hence, not as much Fe per tablet. Fe fumarate contains 108 mg iron. ...Read more

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How does peritoneal dialysis work?

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will diffuse through the membrane into the fluid. This fluid is then drained from belly and that is how toxins are removed from your body. ...Read more

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What are some complications of peritoneal dialysis?

PD Complications: Short answer - infection, loss of effectiveness due to changes in the bowel and abdominal cavity, and loss of catheter. Here is a link to a more thorough answer: http://www.Thirdage.Com/hc/p/561964/peritoneal-dialysis-complications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peritoneal dialysis?

Kidney failure treat: One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained out of the cavity. ...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