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Dr. Stuart Flechner Dr. Flechner
Urology
42 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

Hard to Answer: Probably best to ask someone you know about who is on dialysis, and would like to talk about it. There are over 500, 000 patients receiving dialysis in the us each year. It should not be hard to find a dialysis patient. You could also call a local dialysis unit--and even volunteer to help out. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib Dr. Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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What are some lifestyle changes for patients undergoing hemodialysis?

What are some lifestyle changes for patients undergoing hemodialysis?

Food/water control: Besides that, they have to do a strict schedule of dialysis i.e. Go to dialysis unit 3 times a week for hemodialysis and do peritoneal dialysis daily at home if on it. Hemodialysis restricts the travel since patients have to secure a space in a dialysis unit at the town they are going to visit before hand. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon Dr. Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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. Hoonbae Jeon Dr. Jeon
Surgery - Transplant
27 years in practice
Chonnam National University College of Medicine
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My father aged 70 creatinine 7 renal cyst disease .No other major symptoms except weight loss .Should he undergo dialysis .If yes hemodialysis or peri?

My father aged 70 creatinine 7 renal cyst disease .No other major symptoms except weight loss .Should he undergo dialysis .If yes hemodialysis or peri?

See a kidney doctor: Most likely he would need dialysis. Peri is more convenient for most of people, but it may not as effective as hemo depending on size of kidney cysts. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Ghani Dr. Ghani
Radiology
20 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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What is hemodialysis?

What is hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis: When kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood and make urine, this causes toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. Blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane and then the filtered blood is returned to the body. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib Dr. Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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Why would I do daily home hemodialysis?

Easier on body: More frequent daily treatments make need to remove fluids less per treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Hemangshu Podder Dr. Podder
Surgery - Transplant
31 years in practice
Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine
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How can the process of hemodialysis work?

Hemodialysis: The blood from your system will be diverted to a mechine....dialysis mechine...where it will be washed ....meaning the toxic material will be removed there and then the blood will be returned back to your circulation.....note....it does not completely replace a kidney ...Read more

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu Dr. Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
23 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

What tests are performed before hemodialysis?

Kidney function: The decision to initiate dialysis usually is based on several factors. First laboratory testing can be performed to estimate the glomerular filtration rate.These include 24 urine collection for protein and creatinine clearance as well as complete blood. In addition clinical signs are taken into account such as the presence of swelling, poor appetite, weight loss, and decreased level of functioning. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah Dr. Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
38 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
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What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

What occurs when someone undergoes hemodialysis?

See below: Hemo means blood, it is an artificial way of removing waste from the body, there is a artificial membrane/filter which allows the blood from your body to run against a special water solution and waste and excess electrolytes moves across to the water and is eliminated. It takes 3-4 hours 3 times a week in the centers to carry this out. ...Read more

Dr. Leto Quarles Dr. Quarles
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Where could I find recipes for hemodialysis diet ?

Where could I find recipes for hemodialysis diet ?

NIDDK resources: The national institute of diabetes & digestive & kidney diseases (part of the national institute of health) has an excellent and very readable resource packet, which includes references for many cookbooks, both online and printed. Check out eat right to feel right on hemodialysis at: http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/eatright/index.Aspx. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What foods are good for person under hemodialysis?

A good: "old fashioned" "balanced" diet is usually recommended although in kidney failure some restriction of protein is sometimes recommended to decrease the frequency of dialysis treatments. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What is the purpose venous access on hemodialysis?

Venous access use: Patients on hemodialysis need access to their vascular system to remove blood and send it to the artificial kidney (af). That can be done with an arteriovenous fistula, a graft or a central venous catheter. The arterial part of the access is the part that takes the blood out of the patients body to the af. The blood is returned to the patient via the venous access. ...Read more

Dr. W. James Chon Dr. Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is the difference between hemodialysis and CRRT?

IHD vs CRRT: CRRT is a continuous form of hemodialysis used in critically ill patients who have kidney failure and unstable blood pressure. What most people mean when they use the term "hemodialysis" is intermittent hemodialysis. About 90% of dialysis patients in the U.S. get their blood cleansed and excess fluids removed by HD. Most get their treatment 3x per week and each session lasts 3-4 hrs. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
7 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Will daily home hemodialysis help get me back to work?

Yes: Daily dialysis at home is much more gentle and most patients notice improvement in their energy level and over all health. Most patients doing dialysis at home are able to do full time jobs without any problem. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah Dr. Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
38 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
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What is the purpose of "venous access on hemodialysis"?

What is the purpose of "venous access on hemodialysis"?

See below: To perform hemodialysis blood needs to pass through a artificial kidney or membrane in a hemodialysis machine.A fairly large volume needs to pass trough the machine and recirculated back to the patient to be an efffective way to "clean" the blood of waste. A large vein needs to be canulated and a large size IV plastic tube needs to inserted into a vein in the neck or groin. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib Dr. Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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Will there be any medication changes with daily home hemodialysis?

Yes: You hope your medications for BP and possibly phosphate binders will be needed less. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Martin Dr. Martin
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How long will it take to find out if short term hemodialysis has worked or not?

How long will it take to find out if short term hemodialysis has worked or not?

Variable: Depends upon indication for hemodialysis. Question should be directed at your nephrologist who instituted dialysis in the first place. ...Read more

Dr. David Weinstein Dr. Weinstein
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
18 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Jahurul Islam Medical College & Hospital
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Why exactly is BP and temperature checked before and after performing hemodialysis?

Why exactly is BP and temperature checked before and after performing hemodialysis?

Dialysis vitals: Blood pressure and temperature are checked because changes can be associated with infection. Blood pressure also can drop related to fluid removal. Especially in patients with a permcath temperature changes may be due to transiet blood stream infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I'm new in hemodialysis. Howmis the best diet and nutrition for people with hemodialysis? Thank you

I'm new in hemodialysis. Howmis the best diet and nutrition for people with hemodialysis? Thank you

Low protein diet: Lower-protein foods include bread, fruits and vegetables- you want to be on a diet that is low in protein if you have hemodialysis. Higher protein foods such as meat, chicken and fish- should be limited in the diet. Consult with a dietician to get amounts and details. ...Read more

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