By Lawrence E. Stam

Even if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer with continual kidney ailment, or have a chum or relative present process kidney dialysis, this publication bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Kidney Dialysis offers authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions about kidney dialysis, together with guidance, food, issues, and preserving a fit way of life. Insider information and suggestion are given from either physicians and genuine sufferers making this ebook is a useful source for the 20 million american citizens dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this ailment.

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If you eat a healthy, varied diet containing fruits and vegetables, this loss is not significant. Some antibiotics such as penicillin and ampicillin are removed by dialysis. In general, when taking antibiotics, it is wise to take your dose after your dialysis treatment. This will decrease the amount of medication removed by your treatment. Seizure medicines such as phenytoin are also removed by hemodialysis. It is important for your doctor to check blood levels to guide you on the proper dose of this medicine.

This was very painful at first. I got used to the needles with time. They still hurt, but the pain lasts for a very short time. QXD 6/15/09 1:56 PM Page 37 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis The other painful parts of dialysis are the cramps I get in my legs when too much fluid is removed. I can take off two and a half liters during my treatment. If I try to take off three liters, I sometimes get severe cramps in my calves. This usually lasts 5 minutes. You have to know your body on dialysis and how much fluid you can take off without having cramps.

What is peritoneal dialysis? Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis in which a patient’s peritoneum is used as the dialysis membrane. The peritoneum is a membrane that covers our intestines inside our abdomen. It is a naturally occurring Peritoneal dialysis Dialysis treatments that use the patient’s peritoneal membrane in the abdomen as a dialysis membrane to remove toxins and wastes from the body. 23 Dialysis The modern hemodialysis machine has benefitted greatly from the computer age. The electronic chips and integrated circuits in the dialysis machine make dialysis accurate, safe, and reliable.

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