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Why Is Phosphorus Dangerous In Dialysis
Itching: High phosphorus levels in a dialysis patient can lead to many issues. Usually most patients itch uncontrollably. However over time elevated phosphorus levels can alter bone structure, lead to calcium deposits on heart vessels and cause nerve damage throughout the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband is on peritoneal dialysis & takes phosphorus binders. Levels are still elevated & now has calcium deposits in fingers. Any advice?
My son, a dialysis patient due to kidney loss has a scheduled cardiac cath tomorrow. How dangerous is this procedure?
Fairly low risk: Like any arteriogram (dye study accomplished through direct injection into an artery), the risks are 1. Technical and 2. Linked to the dye (contrast). 1.- the needle goes in an artery + a catheter is snaked into another artery (in this case the coronary arteries) + rarely damages the artery lining. 2. Contrast may cause allergic reaction or harm kidney function - not an issue for your son. ...Read more
No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways. On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Work in dialysis: Absolutt yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Home Hemodialysis: Your kidneys work 24 hours a day 7 days a week. More frequent dialysis has multiple benefits related to blood pressure, anemia, metabolic bone disease, quality of life, libido etc... Take advantage of the more frequent dialysis. You will feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot of effects: While dialysis is essential to survival by replacing kidney function unfortunately there is a price to pay with that. Dialysis patients are anemic ( low blood counts) and require medications for that , they have many problems with their calcium and phosphorus level. Patients and especially men mostly can be depressed and they lack sexual desire. They may have weight loss and peripheral nerve damag. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more
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