100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Dialysis by Lawrence E. Stam

By Lawrence E. Stam

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer with persistent kidney illness, or have a pal or relative present process kidney dialysis, this e-book bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Kidney Dialysis offers authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on kidney dialysis, together with instruction, meals, problems, and protecting a fit way of life. Insider suggestions and suggestion are given from either physicians and genuine sufferers making this publication is a useful source for the 20 million americans dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this affliction.

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The treatment can be 41 Dialysis examples of conditions that will affect what you eat. Men and women have different dietary needs. Body size and activity level also determine your nutritional needs. The type of dialysis that you choose will also determine your diet. Some patients continue to make urine and have residual renal function. The kidneys are excreting some salt, fluid, and toxins that allow the patient to ingest an additional amount of fluid equal to this urine output. QXD 6/15/09 1:56 PM Page 42 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT KIDNEY DIALYSIS adjusted to remove more or less fluid by varying the dextrose or sugar content of the peritoneal dialysis solutions.

On June 5, 2007, I had a dialysis catheter inserted, and I began hemodialysis on June 6, 2007 at a dialysis center. I had another surgery to create an AV fistula in my left arm. Being out of work was very hard. I felt weak and was depressed that I could not take care of my wife and daughter. Being home made me think too much. My wife was also depressed because she saw me being sad. Luckily, my one-year-old daughter did not understand what was going on. I enjoyed taking her out to the park because it took my mind off my problems.

In the case of children on dialysis, the parents usually perform the dialysis. Elderly patients with many health problems can also have family members perform dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis can also be done at night with the aid of a machine called a cycler. This machine is set up before sleep in the patient’s bedroom at home. It will then automatically perform the exchanges during the night. This form of peritoneal dialysis is called continuous cyclical peritoneal dialysis, or CCPD. It allows the patient to be free during the day to work or go to school without performing their exchanges.

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