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Why Are Dialysis Patients At Risk For Anemia And Osteoporosis
Cleansing of blood: Dialysis is the cleansing of the blood through an artificial membrane. It replaces some of the physiologic functions of a normal kidney but is generally inferior to a functioning kidney. One of the functions of the kidney is to produce a hormone that stimulates blood produciton. When kidney function is impaired, this hormone production is diminished, resulting in anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
My Grandma has osteoporosis, just broke her pelvis it went unnoticed for 2 wks. Now she has anemia. Can this be related to broken pelvis?
Protein and bone: Bone is complex. It has a collagen matrix, which is composed of protein. This matrix actively calcifies. The osteoid that results actively undergoes calcification and calcium release. This process is pH sensitive. Animal meats are acidic. The acids they contain are buffered quickly after we eat them. Bone is a huge buffer; acid buffering by bone inhibits calcification and causes calcium release. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do patients with severe anemia may be compromised if transfused with large quantities of long stored blood?
Skim milk always: Hi. Skim milk is always better. The calcium concentration in skim milk is higher than it is in whole milk, and milk fat can increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Stick with skim milk. As an aside, are really a 22 yo male? If so, osteoporosis is distinctly abnormal in you, and you need an evaluation by an endocrinologist experienced in metabolic disorders of bone. ...Read more
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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