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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 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
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
Several factors. : Simply put, creatinine is produced by muscles, enters blood and other body fluid spaces, and ultimately is removed by kidneys. Your cr level is dependent on all these things (how much your muscles release, how much any residual kidney function removes, and how much is "diluted" by excess body fluid). Dialysis removes cr, so generally the level has less clinical utility in dialysis patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney failure can.: It's probably not the dialysis, but the REASON a person is on dialysis, that can impact both sexual function and fertility. For example, if a man is diabetic or has high blood pressure, he may have difficulty getting and maintaining erections as a result of the disease, the medications needed, or blood flow to the genital area. Talk to your doctor about what can be done to evaluate this! ...Read more
I am a 42 yr old male, will going on peritoneal dialysis because of kidney failure affect my sex drive?
Probably: Unfortunately people with kidney failure almost universally complain of decreased sex drive and problems with erections. This is not as much due to dialysis, but the renal failure itself. Be open and honest with your doctor so they can help you through this. If they cannot, see a urologist or family medicine specialists who is used to helping people with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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