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Why Do Dialysis Patients Need To Watch Their Fluid Intake
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
Do doctors just have to let patient die if they blood transfusions and need it to save their life?
Have you ever heard of any endurance athletes with diabetes insipidus? Were they able to manage their hydration and electrolyte balance?
Self care!: For physicians as well as we psychologists/psychoanalysts, self-care is of paramount importance. This means emotional regulation, and not putting in superhuman amounts of hours. Unfortunately, in the current era of mangled...er, um, MANAGED healthcare where productivity and "treat 'em and street 'em" is emphasized, physician self care is often compromised, and information overload/burnout results. ...Read more
Monitor Control: Blood sugar can change from one point in time to the next. A hba1c won't elaborate on what got it there. Testing blood sugars allows patients and doctors to decide how to adjust medication or when one needs to start taking medication. Particularly at the extremes, knowing blood sugar can prevent trouble with very high or low blood sugars. ...Read more
How much would a persons kidneys have to fail for their potassium to get too high and kill them? Would their he signs?
See below.: Renal function typically estimated by measuring creatinine levels and calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate. Normal egfr is age dependent, but generally > 100ml/min is normal. Egfr < 15ml/min defines stage v kidney disease which is when serious potassium problems are seen. This equates to about 1/16 of normal kidney function. There are generally nonspecific signs along the way. ...Read more
All? No: We're all individuals so there's no blanket need for drugs for everyone, although it might seem as if every elderly person is taking aspirin & statin. But there are no drugs per se for weight, unless you're thinking of weight loss drugs or appetite stimulants (which we don't recommend). There's a greater tendency to higher blood pressure w/age but not everyone needs drugs. In fact, we've raised BP ...Read more
Are we allow to take beer to enhance urinating ? Some people after take beer very easy to urinating. Do doctor advice this idea ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i'd like to know how much protein/fat/carbs I have to eat each day to slowly and healthy loose weight and to not have sagging skin. 36kg to go :)?
Slow: If you decrease your caloric balance (calories in - calories out) you will lose weight. Firming your muscles is achieved through exercise. Skin tightening is not improved with weight loss, it can actually be worsened. Skin tightening is better addressed through surgery or laser treatments. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 3500 cal =1lb and you need to eat like 1800 calories to get that energy how do you lose weight?1800-300cal(exercise)=
1500.Just need clarification.
To lose weight alone: you need 2 decrease caloric intake. A well balanced diet can do this. If you add an exercise program that includes cardio 1 day & a weight lifting on 2nd day and so on you will lose weight, but a program that includes hard work outs,while you lose fat you will gain muscle mass & strength & look more fit. But muscle is heavier than fat so weight loss may B negated, but you will look much better. ...Read more
??: The" # of times that kidneys fail" is not what decides whether or not dialysis is necessary, that is a decision made after looking at blood tests to measure the levels of proteins that should be cleared by the kidneys ( creatinine) , calculating the GFR - glomerular filtration rate ( or how efficient the kidneys are clearing waste) and urine output. A nephrologist should be on board asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?
Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...Read more
Dont need to lose weight, just want to prevent future health issues in general. want to change my diet, what food groups should i mainly focus on?
All of,them: A healthy diet involves a balance of all basic food groups. This includes grains, breads, fruits ,vegetables, proteins, dairy, and some fats. Focusing on any one food group to the exclusion of others will likely be hard to maintain and will create deficiencies in your nutrition. The idea is to balance,so you have a diet,that works long term. Check WebMD for specifics about each food group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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