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Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

Can a dialysis patient take epsom salt?

No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your doctor about this question. He/she can give you more detailed information and advice. ...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 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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If dialysis patients take in too much phosphorus, what will happen?

If dialysis patients take in too much phosphorus, what will happen?

Itching: High phosphorus levels in a dialysis patient can lead to many issues. Usually most patients itch uncontrollably. However over time elevated phosphorus levels can alter bone structure, lead to calcium deposits on heart vessels and cause nerve damage throughout the body. ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients take Dimenhydrinate?

Here are some...: You will get most pertinent answer for this Q from the treating nephrologist who oversees dialysis, since this doc possesses more clinically relevant information about you. Of course, you may take it once for a while, not on regular basis like those in "normal" health. So, ask the right doc for timely right answer. Best wish... ...Read more

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Dialysis patients feeling severe cold and headache?

Call your: Dr..... Withour more detail i an not provide more, however with what you did provide i would suggest you call your dr or be seen in an ed. ...Read more

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Why is it that patients with kindey failure on dialysis have to take steroids?

Steroids: Patients on dialysis can have low testosterone, especially if they have diabetes. Those patients may be prescribed testosterone (an anabolic steroid) or even growth hormone to increase muscle mass or a sense of well-being. Other times patients on dialysis may have an inflammatory condition (asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.) or a kidney transplant and require Prednisone (corticisteroid). ...Read more

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Why does the skin of a dialysis patient turn dark and sort of scaly after numerous sessions? Can they take something to prevent it?

Dark skin: The darkening of the skin from dialysis is thought to be due to chemicals that build up in the skin from kidney insufficiency. There isn't much to do for it except to stay out of the sun. ...Read more

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I am a dialysis patient for 2 yrs. I lift 5 to 10 pds of weights, is it okay for my av fistula. And what can I take to build muscle?

I am a dialysis patient for 2 yrs. I lift 5 to 10 pds of weights, is it okay for my av fistula. And what can I take to build muscle?

AVF and weights: The answer to your question about lifting weights being ok for your avf is "yes". You need to speak to your renal dietician about what you can eat to build up muscle. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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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