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What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

Bad things: If you miss your dialysis appointment, a whole slew of bad things can happen. As dialysis helps in maintaining the proper equilibrium of acids/bases, salts etc in your blood, missing your appointment can lead to an imbalance in your blood. This may lead to fainting, weakness, heart complications, and death! essentially, wherever blood may flow, problems can emerge from those organs. ...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


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What will happen if you skip a dialysis treatment?

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What will happen if you skip a dialysis treatment?

Can lead to death: Dialysis is a way of filtering out the toxic wastes in blood and removing excessive fluid in body. Cummulation of potassium at high level can lead to irregular heart beats and even to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What happens if you skip or delay vaccinations?

What happens if you skip or delay vaccinations?

Death or disability: The infant vaccines are responsible for the decline of whooping cough and meningitis deaths and disability over several decades.These are often more deadly and more common for infants under 6 months of age.Sadly lots of fake research and anti-vaccine junk science have confused parents. I refuse to allow any parents into my practice that do not vaccinate their infants on schedule.Skip/delay=risk ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't start birth control at the right time?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't start birth control at the right time?

Depends: At the worstit will mess up the timing of your period and you might have bleeding at a time when you do not expecte it then again it might happen. It will not harm you. ...Read more

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What happens if i miss to many dialysis treatments?

What happens if i miss to many dialysis treatments?

Bad Things: Water and waste products accumulate when you skip or miss a dialysis treatment. Neither of these are good for you. Best have a long talk with your doctor about the details. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't brush your teeth?

What happens if you don't brush your teeth?

A few thoughts..: Bacteria that stick to your teeth produce acid. The damage caused by this acid includes cavities and periodontal disease (bone loss). Bad breath would probably turn off most everyone you approach. All said and done, ignore your teeth and they'll go away. ...Read more

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What happens if you skip a day without taking your antibiotics ?

What happens if you skip a day without taking your antibiotics ?

Missed antibiotic: It depends on many factors. Best call your prescribing doctor to ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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What happens during the swimming unit at school if you get your period, & you don't wear tampons?

What happens during the swimming unit at school if you get your period, & you don't wear tampons?

You may get stains: If you wear a pad instead of a tampon, water will be soaked up into your pad and it won't be able to absorb the blood that is coming out so you may get blood on your swimsuit. However, not much blood usually comes out when you're swimming. If you do get blood on your swimsuit, it will come out if you rinse it right away with cold water. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take your full tuberculosis pills ?

What happens if you don't take your full tuberculosis pills ?

Continued infection: You will not have a cure or will have a partial cure and the infections can recurr soon or down the road when you least expect it. You can infect others and spread the infections and you can create resistance by not totally erradicating the TB bug. This is not right for you and certainly not right or fair for those who come in contact with you. Be ressponsible and do the right thing! ...Read more

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What happens if you take norethisterone to delay your period?

What happens if you take norethisterone to delay your period?

Usually: We do this frequently for the exact reason you stated. Just be aware that your cycle may be irregular & this may cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if you don't brush your teeth when you have braces?

I'm interested to know what happens if you don't brush your teeth when you have braces?

Disaster: Infected teeth with permanent unsightly scars, cavities, abscesses (pain/swelling/bleeding). Infected gums with swelling (slows tooth movement--longer time in braces) or gum ; bone recession (sensitivity, loose teeth) with pain/bleeding/swelling. Poor oral hygiene = bad breath, driving your friends and family away. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't know you are pregnant and you continue to take birth control till you find out? Will it harm the baby?

What happens if you don't know you are pregnant and you continue to take birth control till you find out? Will it harm the baby?

Just don't see it. : A 2009 study suggested an association between the use of birth control pills during the time of conception and an increased risk of low birth weight or preterm delivery. Also, older research suggested that use of certain birth control pills during pregnancy could pose a risk of developmental problems with a female baby's sexual organs, but we just don't see it. Stop them as soon as you know. ...Read more

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What happens if you never drink alcohol in your life time?

What happens if you never drink alcohol in your life time?

Etoh: You won't ever suffer an alcohol induced hangover. You won't black out or pass out from alcohol use. You won't be arrested for an alcohol related dui. Oh, look at all the things you will miss out on if you don't drink. In all seriousness, life without alcohol may be much simpler (in a good way). ...Read more

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What happens if you get your vaccines, but you don't follow the proper schedule?

What happens if you get your vaccines, but you don't follow the proper schedule?

Risky business: Vaccines are studied and approved for use at ages when they can first show effectiveness in providing benefit. The multiple ones given per session are both safe and effective.Delays only delay benefit. Since the whooping cough is most deadly to infants under 6mo, any delay just ads to risk of death.We have had 30 preventable petussis deaths in 2014 due to such delays. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol the day before you start taking antibiotics?

Could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol the day before you start taking antibiotics?

Nothing: Alcohol interacts with a few antibiotics such as Flagyl but can be taken while on most antibiotics if so desired. The alcohol will be entirely metabolized if your last drink was one day ago. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't sleep enough?

What happens if you don't sleep enough?

Insomnia : Typically we recommend sleep 6-8 hours a night would be optimal, however age does have some affect on sleep pattern. REM sleep is important. ...Read more

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What will happen if you go swimming during your menstrual period?

What will happen if you go swimming during your menstrual period?

You get wet: Some women find the process problematic unless they use tampons. More for their embarrassment that menstrual blood may leak past their bathing suit or stain it. It has no negative effect on a persons wellbeing or fertility. ...Read more

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