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What Happens To Dialysis Patients When They Have Too Much Phosphorus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many symptoms: Hypercalcemia is too much calcium in the blood.The main cause of hypercalcemia is overactivity in one or more of parathyroid glands in the neck near the thyroid gland. Excdssive intake of calcium and vitamin d supplements as well as rarely some types of cancer.Signs/symptoms include renal stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, idiopathic , etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When people are on kidney dialysis for kidney problems, might they get too much fluoride from their tap water?
How much would a persons kidneys have to fail for their potassium to get too high and kill them? Would their he signs?
See below.: Renal function typically estimated by measuring creatinine levels and calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate. Normal egfr is age dependent, but generally > 100ml/min is normal. Egfr < 15ml/min defines stage v kidney disease which is when serious potassium problems are seen. This equates to about 1/16 of normal kidney function. There are generally nonspecific signs along the way. ...Read more
Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?
Out of balance: You hate to think of it this way, but when we get old the body (and mind) can become very frail. Many older folk have shrinkage of brain tissue/ some elements of cognitive decline whether it is recognized or not. Add a UTI to that and u can really throw your patient for a loop. With younger folk u rarely see this unless very severe-like sepsis. Once UTI is well treated, expect patient to recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had a billroth 2...In general when can most people go back to work and what are some complications if they do too much to soon.
ASK SURGEON: You are not talking about in gerneral. You are talking about you. Only surgeon that performed surgery and knows exactly what he did and if you had complications would be able to answer that question. Ask him/her. ...Read more
A new study>probably: Type 2 diabetes is strongly hereditary and prior to recently the answer was: if you have an inherited genes for DM then too much sugar or calories in general>obesity>develop DM.**However a recent 10 year study comparing the sugar consumption in 175 countries and the population's development of DM showed a direct connection, independent of obesity. For each additional 12 oz soda/day> DM ^^ 1% ...Read more
Find a Nephrologist : You have to know your blood urea and creatinine level ( BUN ; cr ) and the cr clearance, which shows how much you kidneys are working. To decrease protein in urine your dr. Put you on an ace inhibitor anti hypertensive medication which also prevents more damage to the kidney and your blood sugar need to be under control. (hba1c). If filtration rate drops. ...Read more
I know that high blood pressure is called the silent killer. Can some people physically feel when they happen to have HBP from time to time? Sweats?
Yes, but uncommonly.: More commonly, the symptoms of high blood pressure (if they occur) include blurry vision, headaches, blood in the urine (urine discoloration), chest discomfort / pressure, throbbing / pounding in the ears. If you have an aneurysm, back pain or other neurologic symptoms may develop. The symptoms may be subtle. The best detection is a blood pressure monitor that you can pick up at any pharmacy. ...Read more
HIgh potassium level: The effect of the potassium (K) level in the blood depends on how well the body is used to it. Dialysis patients tolerate higher K levels than do non-dialysis patients, as their bodies are used to a higher level. Common symptoms of high K are weakness of the muscles, slowing of the heart rate and possibly death due to cardiac arrest, if the K is high enough without treatment. ...Read more
When someone has end stage renal failure, how long can they typically be expected to live if they do not get dialysis or transplant? 92 y/o with chf.
Hard to do: CHF and impaired renal function are difficult to deal with, because improving one makes the other worse. It is a fine line between reducing fluid to help the heart failure, but keeping enough to keep the kidney function from getting worse. Dialysis may be the best answer. See his nephrologist for an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if there are, are they terminal too or does it depend on how they function because they all operate differently then aids?
Please reformulate: It may be a typo, but your question is missing the subject. Please try to rephrase. ...Read more
What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?
Doesn't work: If your thyroid function is normal, taking thyroid hormone will not help you lose weight. You would need to take toxic doses to raise your metabolism high enough to lose weight, and will lose more muscle than fat. In addition, high thyroid levels make you more hungry, so many people will gain weight rather than lose. There is no "easy" solution to lose weight. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more
How often would u you say that patients alat and asat tests are a little too high? And how often is it nothing dangerous? 1 in 10?
Medical history: it's important to consider lab results with the patient's medical history in mind. The person's age, weight, use of prescribed and recreational drugs, current state of health, prior medical problems are all significant in interpreting the results, and the absolute numbers do not necessarily reflect the level of importance of the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more
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