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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/.

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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.

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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. Unos. Org

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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