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Can your body reject dialysis treatment?

Can your body reject dialysis treatment?

Possible: Rarely some patients are allergic to hemodialysis filers which is a vague rare phenomenon characterized by shortness of breath and hyptension while connected to the dialysis machine, which is treated by changing to peritoneal dialysis. ...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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2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

Recovery?: You best resource for the answer to your question is the nephrologist (n) taking care of you. The questions to ask your n are: do you have acute renal failure? Does your n expect your kidney function to return? If you had acute renal failure, due to drugs that affected the kidney or due to low bp, recovery may be possible. Your n can and should give more information about your prognosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the heavy feeling i feel through out my whole body after missed dialysis treatment?

What is the heavy feeling i feel through out my whole body after missed dialysis treatment?

Fluid: When you miss hd, you retain more fluid and you either swell up, gain weight or get short of breath. Your electrolytes also become abnormal and your strength can go down. So don't miss your hd. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old male and will taking dialysis aspirin be healthy for my body as it will thinnen the blood. Thanks?

I'm a 20 year old male and will taking dialysis aspirin be healthy for my body as it will thinnen the blood. Thanks?

"dialysis aspirin"?: You mention you are a male. The document says you are a 25 year old female. I assume that is an error. I do not understand "dialysis aspirin"! Are you on dialysis? What is dialysis aspirin? Why do you want to thin your blood. I would welcome some more information from you. ...Read more

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His been receiving dialysis for month seems like his body is letting go he can't walk, bathroom. 2days ago his eyes rolled back and body shakingWhy?

His been receiving dialysis for month seems like his body is letting go he can't walk, bathroom. 2days ago his eyes rolled back and body shakingWhy?

Here are some...: Apparently the functional reserve of the patient you referred to is reaching his very marginal state. Therefore, minor change in fluid and electrolyte balance and body movement will alter how his muscles act, his circulation maintains, etc. More? Ask he treating doctors especially the nephrologist. ...Read more

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My mother has an impaired kidney with creatinine between 4-5. Has developed severe body itching recently. Any help for itching? Not on dialysis yet

My mother has an impaired kidney with creatinine between 4-5. Has developed severe body itching recently. Any help for itching? Not on dialysis yet

Itching and dialysis: Your mother needs to be seen by a nephrologist to see if she needs to be on dialysis. Itching is one of the indications to start dialysis. I would imagine that your mother is near 60. Have her doctor collect a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance (cc). If the result is < 10 ml/min, she will need to start dialysis and that would stop her itching. Check her serum phosphorus and pth. Good luck. ...Read more

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On oxycodone and have renal failure & dialysis. Recently stopped peeing. Afraid taking 15 mg/4-6 hrs w/o peeing could overdose me.?

On oxycodone and have renal failure & dialysis. Recently stopped peeing. Afraid taking 15 mg/4-6 hrs w/o peeing could overdose me.?

You are OK: Since you have been on the drug for awhile you should be ok. The drug is being cleared from your system by dialysis. Not peeing won't make much of a difference. Drug od's occur with a rapid increase in dosage. No worry. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a person psysically when they stop dialysis?

Dialysis cessation: There are two reasons why a patient would stop dialysis. The first is that the person had acute renal failure and recovered his renal function, ending his need for dialysis. If the person has end-stage-renal-disease and he stops dialysis, he will get progressivly weaker, may have nausea and vomiting and die of fluid overload or hyperkalemia. The time to death is variable. ...Read more

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What would happen to someone who doesn't need dialysis but goes through it anyways?

Dialysis risks: Dialysis is a high risk procedure that should not be done unless absolutely necessary. The risks do not increase of its not needed, but if there is no benefit they are senseless. Complications include blood loss, both rapid and slow, dangerous blood pressure drops, reactions to the fluid or membranes used, and increased risks of infection.While dialysis is generally safe, why risk it if no need? ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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A year of dialysis, stopping for six weeks and then starting again...What happens? Is it painful to start again after six weeks worth of toxins?

A year of dialysis, stopping for six weeks and then starting again...What happens? Is it painful to start again after six weeks worth of toxins?

Re-starting dialysis: I am not sure of the reasons for the discontinuance of your hemodialysis (h) sessions. It appears that you regained some of your renal function, which allowed you to come off dialysis and it appears that it went down making it necessary for you to restart. The dialysis procedure which removes toxins and fluid is not physically painful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would happen if i skipped a night session of pd dialysis? I'm currently doing 8 hours a night and need a break, not sure how safe it is thank you

What would happen if i skipped a night session of pd dialysis? I'm currently doing 8 hours a night and need a break, not sure how safe it is thank you

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 2 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems. ...Read more

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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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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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If dialysis patients take in too much phosphorus, what will happen?

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 more

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Why aneurysm always happen to patients who is having a dialysis?

It's due to the need: Dialysis access grafts or fistulas develop aneurysms due to the repeated injury from being punctured multiple times per week. ...Read more

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What is dialysis?

Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required for normal function of all the organs. With kidney failure this can be done by dialysis either hemodialysis where blood is filtered through an external machine or using the lining od the abdomen (peritoneal membrane) as a filtering mechanism. ...Read more

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