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What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

Dialysis Problems: This usually happens when a person is first placed on hemodialysis. There are two theories as to why this happens. This link will take you to a very thorough explanation of these theories: http://www.Kidneydoctor.Com/equilib.Htm. You need to read this slowly to get the full picture of dss. ...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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Can there be any difference between vertigo and disequilibrium?

Can there be any difference between vertigo and disequilibrium?

Yes: Vertigo is any perception of movement, either of you or the environment moving. Acutely it is constant but worse with movement. Disequilibrium is imbalance during movement which has many causes such as numb feet, inner ear weakness, central cerebellar dysfunction, severe neck problems, medications or visual problems. It is especially bad if there is more than one of these problems present. ...Read more

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How to treat reanal patient with disequilibrium syndrome after second session of heamodialysis?

How to treat reanal patient with disequilibrium syndrome after second session of heamodialysis?

Slow and steady: disequilibrium syndrome after dialysis is usually due to "too effective" dialysis. To prevent similar reactions in future treatments ask your dialysis doctors to make adjustments such as slow the blood flow rate, decrease the amount of fluid removed and avoid excessive electrolyte correction or changes. Also treat the symptoms you currently have with appropriate medications. ...Read more

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Can eustachian tubes cause chronic disequilibrium? If so, can this affect vision? I have allergies, ears feel blocked when swallowing, vng abnormal

Can eustachian tubes cause chronic disequilibrium? If so, can this affect vision? I have allergies, ears feel blocked when swallowing, vng abnormal

Highly unlikely: There has to be major pressure fluctuations such as diving for eustachian dysfunction (etd) to cause imbalance. Chronic disequilibrium is present during movement when there is vestibular weakness as identified on the vng. Vision is used to compensate but shouldn't change. Ear fullness can be from etd, méni?re's, tmj, hydrops, reflux. Balance retraining helps when one ear has balance weakness. ...Read more

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Worried about brain tumor. I feel off balance/disequilibrium when walking. Ok when sitting or lying down. Brain MRI 6 months ago normal. 27/f.

Worried about brain tumor. I feel off balance/disequilibrium when walking. Ok when sitting or lying down. Brain MRI 6 months ago normal. 27/f.

Why are you worried?: Your normal MRI rules out brain tumor, which would be a rather rare condition at your age. Your symptoms could be due to an inner ear condition, but could also be present in thyroid and anemia conditions. You may benefit from visit to otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Have vertigo/disequilibrium, chronic neck/back pain. Neuro only noted nystagmus. Not responding to pt. Fine the day i had baby, now i'm not. Had epi and flu shot @ hosp.I'm not depressed, frustrated.

Have vertigo/disequilibrium, chronic neck/back pain. Neuro only noted nystagmus. Not responding to pt. Fine the day i had baby, now i'm not.  Had epi and flu shot @ hosp.I'm not depressed, frustrated.

See a ENT doc: They can often diagnose and treat conditions related to the inner ear disorders. There is epley maneuver, and there are also many medications and even surgery to correct such vestibular problems. ...Read more

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Disequilibrium x1 week - only sometimes when walking. Feel off balance. Normal MRI of brain 6 months ago. So scared this is a brain tumor? 27/F.

Disequilibrium x1 week - only sometimes when walking. Feel off balance. Normal MRI of brain 6 months ago. So scared this is a brain tumor? 27/F.

Consider other cause: Since you had an MRI of the brain 6 months ago, and it was normal, you should not think of brain tumor as the cause here. Other causes are more likely and more common. These could be medicine side effects, changes in the sensation of the feet, changes in the inner ear sensation of movement, or changes with your strength. Hope that helps! ...Read more