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Can glutamine help in weakness of dialysis patient? I have seen studies that says 10 - 15 g loss of glutamine per dialysis , often not replenished.

Can glutamine help in weakness of dialysis patient? I have seen studies that says 10 - 15 g loss of glutamine per dialysis , often not replenished.

Probably not: Dialysis is difficult. Patient may have low levels of import substance like glutamine or carnitine. Unfortunately we do not have evidence that supplementing them makes pt healthier. ...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 causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...Read more

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My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! this is the second time. Will it cause any problems?

Discuss with nephrol: We can not answer your question as we do not have enough information about your friend.I will suggest your friend discuss with his/her doctor as to what is causing the vomiting and if it needs any therapy. ...Read more

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What are the cause of bleeding in the urine of a dialysis patient?

Possible:: Hmorrhagic cystis, acquired cystic kidney disease seen in some patients on chronic dialysis, kidney or bladder tumor, vasculitis or vascular malformation, kidney stone or polycystic kidney disease which caused renal failure in the first place. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

Ketosis: I am thinking you might be a diabetic. If I am wrong, i apologize. I have searched for causes of a sweet taste in the mouth and have come up with two possible reasons - high blood sugar and high ketones (usually seen in diabetes). See your doctor and tell her/him what you are experiencing. ...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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What causes severe leg cramps in a dialysis patient. Especially at night or during dialysis. ?

What causes severe leg cramps in a dialysis patient.  Especially at night or during dialysis.  ?

Fluid shifts: Most attribute leg muscle cramps during or after dialysis to the shifting of fluid out of the muscle cells as excess fluid is removed during dialysis and the body re-equillabrates. ...Read more

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I woke up with red spots on my legs,and they are swollen. I am a diabetic and I am a dialysis patient.. What cause the spots??and what can be done??

I woke up with red spots on my legs,and they are swollen. I am a diabetic and I am a dialysis patient.. What cause the spots??and what can be done??

Send a pic,: in focus and brightly lit without glare. Red spots of unknown origin in renal failure must show the very next doc( tomorrow's dialysis)and get a hands on assessment. Imperative to start medical management of these worrisome spots. ...Read more

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What causes constant bowel movement in a dialysis pattient?

What causes constant bowel movement in a dialysis pattient?

Not dialysis,usually: Wonder if your cause is diabetic related enteropathy. I see this problem in about 3 or 4 every 100 dialysis patients. Usually due to diabetes. Of course infectious diarrhea is possible. See gastroenterology. ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients have a massage?

Yes: Take care not to compress your fistula access while lying down. Catheter exit sites need to remain covered. If a pd access, keep your exit site covered with gauze. ...Read more

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What happens if a patient misses a dialysis session?

What happens if a patient misses a dialysis session?

Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 4-5 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems. ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients take Apetamin?

Can dialysis patients take Apetamin?

Dialysis Patients: should take NOTHING in the way of Nutritional additions, Vitamins , Herbals etc etc etc WITHOUT CLEARANCE FROM their RENAL Physician!!! Hope this is helpful My opinion only BE WELL ! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do dialysis patients become incoherent?

Metabolism: Kidneys eliminate toxins from the body. Dialysis is never a complete substitute for a real kidney. Some toxins are not removed or only partially eliminated from the body. Accumulation of these chemicals often disturbs brain function. Dialysis may result in infection, of which the first manifestation may be impaired thinking (cognition). ...Read more

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Is rambutan fruit bad for a patient on dialysis?

Possible: Tropical fruits have been shown to inhibit enzymes in the liver that help break down drugs. While this has not been critically tested in patients, test tube results are concerning. I would review with your doctor your medications and the available patient data on the interaction of tropical fruits with you meds. ...Read more

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When is a kidney patient supposed to be on dialysis?

When is a kidney patient supposed to be on dialysis?

When kidneys fail...: Dialysis is required when the kidneys are no longer able to do the work of removing the body's toxins, removing extra fluid, and keeping the body's acid/base balance normal. (The kidney has other functions, too.) Doctors follow lab tests (a rising creatinine and/or falling eGFR) to detemine when a patient requires dialysis. Ask your nephrologist for answers that fit your body! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What is the effect of high albumin in dialysis patient?

Good health: Albumin levels reflect the overall nutritional status of your body and generally patients on dialysis who have Albumin level more than 3.5 tend to have better outcomes when compared to patients with low levels. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do dialysis patients have right before dying?

ESRD and Death: Most patients simply become very disoriented, sometimes agitated, and then they go to "sleep". Many health professionals have commented to me that dying from renal failure is gentle and painless. My grandfather simply went to sleep and never woke up and he appeared comfortable. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a dialysis patient clogs the dialysis machine?

Kidney machine clog?: I am not sure what you are referring to by a dialysis patient's clogging of a kidney machine. Patients can have their dialyzer (d), the artificial kidney, during dialysis. This normally occurs when the patients are not getting enough Heparin during dialysis and their d's clot ending their use of that d. If that is not the answer you were looking for, ask the patient's nephrologist youyr question. ...Read more

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I've got high albumin. 6. What is the effect to me i'm a dialysis patient?

High albumin: You need to ask your nephrologist and renal dietician about the significance of your high Albumin level (ha). It can be seen in cases of dehydration, severe infection, hepatitis, HIV , some congenital disorders, cancer, severe infection and in some instances of chronic inflammation. Please speak to your nephrologist for the cause in your case. ...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