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What Fruits Dialysis Patients Can Not Eat
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
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
Renal diet: Patients on dialysis need to watch their fluid, calcium, protein and potassium intake. The patient you are referring to must have a renal dietician at his dialysis center. You should speak to the dietician about your questions and she should be able to answer them and speak to you about a renal diet and its restrictions. ...Read more
Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?
Nurses being nice:
The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run.
Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more
Fruits and diabetes:
You can eat any fruit you like but before each fruit new to you check your blood sugar before you eat it and check again before you start eating your next food intake.
That does not mean you should not take and enjoy fruit. It just means that you may have to mildly adjust your diabetes medication.
Enjoy and share with family and friends. ...Read more
All are OK: All fruits and everything else are ok on a diabetes diet, if the diet is balanced and appropriate for the patient. Consult a registered dietitian for more information. There is no "magic" or "forbidden" food. Eat three meals/day, don't snack, and stay lean with proper diet and exercise. ...Read more
A SNF says patients there are not allowed to eat any kind of food brought in from the outside. Their food has no fresh fruit or veggies. Why?
Control: The SNF is attempting to control the possibility of food borne infection or allergies from food products brought into the facility as well asis attempting to control the possibility of food borne infection or allergies food products brought into the facility as well as to be aware of the nutritional maintenance off the residents. ...Read more
Not advised: Diabetics need to review the sugar content of different fruit. Be careful with fruit with fewer than 10 grams of sugar content per hectogram eg. watermelon, melon, lemon, grape, (ADA has lists). Limit fruit with 11-20 grams of sugar like banana, pomegranate, orange, apple pear. Avoid fruit with 20 grams of sugar liked jujube, raisons. The American Diabetes Association is a good start. ...Read more
Avoid the following with high glycemic index should be avoided
Dried Dates, Canned Fruit Cocktail.
Fruits with intermediate glycemic index should limit quantity but can eat are
Banana, Cantaloup, Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, grapes,
Fruits with low glycemic index are
Apple, Cherries, Score, Grapefruit, average size orange, Pear and Plums ...Read more
If you are thyroid deficient, take replacement medication. You may eat any fruit you wish.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there are many testimonials to its benefits. However, the peer reviewed medical literature is a bit sparse on the subject. Before doing anything, I would strongly recommend you talk with your kidney doctor. ...Read more
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
IT DEPENDS: There are no set values at which a patient should be placed on dialysis. It is a decision that needs to be made by the patient and physician to avoid progression of symptoms such as feeling tired and ill all the time, volume overload in the body not corrected by medications, and declining nutritional status. It is important to be ready for dialysis before a patient requires it emergently. ...Read more
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
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
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
5 years: It varies based on the patient other medical conditions. But on the average the mortality rate (death rate) is 20% per year. However some patients who are young with fewer other associated medical conditions and who are compliant with their dialysis. Treatment could live over 10 to 20 years on dialysis ...Read more
Is it possible that dialysis patients stop their dialysis when the creatinine level became normal.
Yes: But if renal function has not returned then the cr level will rise fairly quickly. ...Read more
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