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Doctor insights on: Who Is Not A Good Candidate For Dialysis

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Why would a dr say a person was not a good candidate for dialysis?

Why would a dr say a person was not a good candidate for dialysis?

It depends: Some folks are so disabled from other disease processes that dialysis can not help, that subjecting them to the added burden of dialysis will likely worsen their quality of life. ...Read more

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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Who are candidates for kidney dialysis?

Who are candidates for kidney dialysis?

Failing kidneys...: Having failing kidneys - most commonly from diabetes and/or high blood pressure - is the admission 'requirement' for most dialysis patients. But remember that dialysis can give you only a fraction of normal kidney function! transplant, especially a living donor transplant from a relative, will likely give you the best chance to return to as normal a life as would be possible. Lindagromkomd. Com. ...Read more

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Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysis can be given. It will likely need to be hemodialysis as a pulmonary patient is not likely to tolerate peritoneal dialysis. For an individual case, a kidney specialist will determine if the patient will tolerate dialysis treatment. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Docs, what's a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Use your resources.: If you are on dialysis, you likely have a nephrologist and a renal nutritionist to help you with this question. Do consult them, because weight loss may involve more specialized considerations for your body! (for example, watch the phosphates and salt!) also, ask these folks what exercise is best for you, as excercise may help your weight loss efforts. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Dialysis: If you are having your dialysis at the hospital I strongly recommend that you asked to be seen by a dietitian.
If you dialyze at home you must surely see you nephrologist regularly in the clinic. Get her/his advice about diet or, as above, ask for a referral to a dietitian. ...Read more

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Some medication good in renal dialysis patient and some not good (why)?

Some medication good in renal dialysis patient and some not good (why)?

Depends: It depends if the medications are renally excreted and if they are dialyzable. If they are renally excreted and not dialyzable then they hang around in the body for a long time and have no way of being removed. If they are not renally excreted then the patient shouldn't have any problem with the medication. ...Read more

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My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

My dream career is kidney dialysis, I am having a hard time finding a good trade school in san antonio tx?

Be a nurse: It is best to be a nurse whether a 2 years or 4 years degree since you will have better pay than a tech and can change your career from dialysis to other e.g. Cardiology, icu, ccu, etc whenever you want. It is certainly a more rewarding and growing career. Once a nurse, dialysis companies will train you. Seek sites like fresenius or davita for poss dialysis tech training. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for a normal person to have kidney dialysis, like get a colonic, just for good health?

No: The kidney, when functioning properly does the job. Dialysis is only used for those who have renal failure/injury requiring it. ...Read more

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Can an 86 year old diabetic benefit from dialysis treatment and maintain a good quality of life?

Can an 86 year old diabetic benefit from dialysis treatment and maintain a good quality of life?

Very subjective: Age and more additional illnesses like heart iesase and diabetes, a person has besides kidney failure the more they may not feel good after dialysis. Dialysis can be lifesaving but has its unique set of disadvantages like infections, feeling of fatigue and lifestyle issues and commitments to attend the dialysis sessions. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a AV fistula for dialysis patients? I can't find anything good on the internet to explain this, please add link if you have one

High flow: An A-V fistula creates a peripheral region of high blood flow so that a large volume of blood can be removed and returned to the body for the "cleaning" done by the dialysis machine. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.

My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.

Heart disease??: How is their heart? Have them see a heart doctor. Pulse pressure greater than 65 (130-55=75) may indicate heart disease.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/12962774/. ...Read more

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My dad is heart patient and on dialysis too please suggest which multivitamin is a good substitute of centrum 50+, multibionta 50+ or sanatogen 50+?

Dialysis vitamins: Ask your father to ask his nephrologist for nephrovite vitamins. These are commonly used for dialysis patients and contain the following: biotin 0.3mg-calcium pantothenic acid 10mg-folic acid 1mg-niacinamide 20mg-vitamin b1 1.5mg-vitamin b2 1.7mg-vitamin b6 10mg-vitamin B12 0.006mg-vitamin c 60mg. Therer are no fat soluble vitamins such as a, d and e in nephrovite tabs. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke pot on diaylisis I take my pills and kidney still has some good function and I don't smoke often?

Is it bad to smoke pot on diaylisis I take my pills and kidney still has some good function and I don't smoke often?

Maybe: You are 19 and if on dialysis you should pursue a Kidney transplant. Most transplant centers may insist patient don't smoke marijuana. There is some risk of lung infection in patients with decreased immune system. Suggest purse a transplant. Best of luck.
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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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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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How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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What exactly will dialysis do?

Clean blood: Dialysis removes waste products from the blood and extra fluids to replace the function of the kidneys and prolong life. Without it death is usually eminent in a few months more or less. The quality of life on dialysis is less than that with functioning kidneys due to substantial fatigue and other medical problems and medications. ...Read more

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How old is to old for dialysis?

Depends: Age itself is just a number. What is more important is how likely is dialysis going to improve the patient's quality of life. If a patient has a terminal illness or multi-organ failure, some kidney doctors will not recommend dialysis. ...Read more

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Can I have children on dialysis?

Less likely: Fertility is significantly decreased in patients on dialysis, but it is still possible to have children. If you become pregnant, however, your likelihood of a successful pregnancy are much lower. If it is not your intention to become pregnant, make sure that you are using some form of birth control. ...Read more

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What exactly does dialysis mean?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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Will dialysis affect my employment?

Possibly: If you are on hemodialysis, then you will have to be at an in center facility three times a week for 3 to 4 hours per session. This form of dilaysis makes it very difficult to maintain a full time job however if you choose to perform peritoneal or home hemodialysis, they you have a better shot of maintaining a full time position. ...Read more

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When do people need to get dialysis?

Depends: Dialysis is initiated in advanced stages of kidney disease when one develop symtoms due to toxins accumulating in blood or when excess fluid builds up causing shortness of breath or swelling of thebody. Kidney doc evaluates the symptoms of the patient and correlates with level of kidney function to decide initiation of dialysis ...Read more

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When is it time to to stop dialysis?

When is it time to to stop dialysis?

See below: Dialysis is initiated if your nephrologists determines you have inadequate kidney function, some cases are reversible and they can determine if you have recovered some function and hold dialysis. ...Read more

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How long to one have to do dialysis?

Depends: If you are diagnosed with irreversible kidney disease, you need dialysis life long until you get kidney transplant. If your docs are expecting recovery of kidney function, you may need dialysis until your kidney recover sufficient function. Pls discuss with nephrologist ...Read more

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Why do you get cold during dialysis?

Why do you get cold during dialysis?

Out of body: The blood flows in tubes out of the body (~150ml), losing heat during it's path from and back to the body. ...Read more

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How many forms of dialysis are there?

2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you. ...Read more

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How much time can I live on dialysis?

Life on dialysis: It is not possible to give you an definite answer. Patients on dialysis live shorter than the age-matched controls not on dialysis. A dialysis patient's life span is dependent on the patient's age at the start of dialysis and the co-morbid conditions the patient has, such as diabetes. You should ask your nephrologist (n) for an answer to your question as the n knows you the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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How will you survive without dialysis?

No dialysis and life: If the person you are talking about has end stage renal disease and needs dialysis and does not commence it, death normally occurs in 2-3 weeks. It is usually due to high potassium levels or fluid overload. ...Read more