Dialysis

Dialysis is a medical procedure used to clean waste and excess water from the blood when the kidneys have reduced function.

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Why after Dialysis blood pressure still high?

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Patients with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis have volume overload as their kidneys can't take the fluid (water) off, thus the blood pressure is high. Besides, many changes happen in the body once the kidneys are shut down. For example, calcium and phosphate levels are messed up. They may form complexes and deposit in the wall of the blood vessels making them stiffer, which can contribute to the elevated blood pressure. Also, patients on dialysis have low hemoglobin (have anemia). Sometimes, they receive shots (called epo shots) to stimulate the bone marrow to make more red blood cells. The epo shots can contribute to elevated blood pressure. After all, the patient hasn't reached the point where he/she'd need dialysis unless there's a medical problem that hasn't been controlled - mostly diabetes and hypertension. So the patient already has some problems with blood pressure. That's why many of the dialysis patients are on many blood pressure medications.
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Which cruise ships have dialysis on board?

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I don't know that any cruise ships have permanent dialysis units on board. However a group call Dialysis at Sea (see related link) does offer select cruises that will allow patients that need dialysis to take a cruise.
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What is CVVHD dialysis?

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continuous venovenous haemodialysis done in patients who are not tolerating haemodialysis
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Why is chocolate not allowed for dialysis patients?

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chocolate is high in phosphorus
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What Is The Purpose Of Countercurrent Flow In Dialysis?

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maintain hydrostatic pressure gradients
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What is the effect of mannitol during dialysis?

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Mannitol is given to raise blood pressure during hemodialysis
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How does dialysis work?

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Dialysis is the process of cleaning waste products from the blood when the kidneys fail. Without dialysis, all patients with kidney failure would die from the buildup of toxins in the bloodstream. Presently there are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
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How long does it take to be a dialysis technician?

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Depends on the education instituiton you attend
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How does dialysis replace regular kidney function?

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Dialysis is a method of removing toxic substances (impurities or wastes) from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so.
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Can you get pregnant while on dialysis?

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Yes you can but it is not recommended. Only 1% of women on dialysis get pregnant
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How much money does a dialysis technician earn?

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Hemodialysis is performed by special trained nurses.
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Outpatient dialysis services are reported on this basis?

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Outpatient dialysis services are USUALLY billed on a monthly basis
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What are physiological processes are involved in dialysis?

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hunulity process occur in dialysis because it helps pump the blood stream
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Where can you get peritoneal dialysis in Jamaica?

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Hospitals and clinics in Kingston or Montego Bay.
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Are Peritoneal Dialysis supplies 2.5 dialysis solution available by prescription only?

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I don't think so, because i conducted my grand mothers dialysis, and the dialysis company just delivered a whole lot supplies to my house without any prescription whatsoever. These are the 2.5 Dextrose and the 4.25 Dextrose peritoneal solutions. I have a garage full that i would like to get rid of before 2009. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away recently. I have other supplies as well. I am a Paramedic, and was never required to have a prescription to administer Normal Saline or Ringers Lactate.
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How much does a dialysis nurse make?

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Depending on which state you work in it is different in South Carolina it is one othe higher paying branches or nursing a new graduate will start at a inimujm of 2150 an hour or 45000 a year
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When is Peritoneal dialysis the best option for renal failure?

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often the best treatment option for infants and children. Their small size can make vein access difficult to maintain. It is not recommended for patients with abdominal adhesions or other abdominal defects (like a hernia )
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Where can you volunteer for dialysis?

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You can probably volunteer at your local hospital, if it has a dialysis unit. I am currently volunteering in the hemodialysis unit of my local hospital; I have been since 2008. There, I wheel patients from the bus drop-off to the dialysis pods where I wait for the nurses to hook patients up to their machines. Afterwards, I serve patients ice, water, and warm blankets. I also converse with patients to help the time pass by for them as a single dialysis treatment takes about four hours. Be warned, though: if you do not like blood, you should probably not volunteer in a hemodialysis unit as the patients' blood is visible as it circulates through the machine. However, volunteering in the dialysis unit has been a rewarding experience for me; I am sure it will be for you too!
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Why are glomeruli considered as dialysis bags?

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Glomerulus are considered as dialysis bags because in nephron glomerulus filters the blood by not absorbing unwanted salts and urea back ,also by dialysis machine filteration of blood is done but artificialy. Therefore,we can say that glomerulus is considered as dialysis bag.
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Can spermicide be used long term?

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check the package but it is usually only good for 3 hours or one intercourse. good luck joymaker rn