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

By Lawrence E. Stam

ISBN-10: 076375417X

ISBN-13: 9780763754174

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer with persistent kidney affliction, or have a chum or relative present process kidney dialysis, this booklet bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Kidney Dialysis supplies authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions about kidney dialysis, together with training, nutrients, problems, and protecting a fit way of life. Insider counsel and recommendation are given from either physicians and real sufferers making this e-book is a useful source for the 20 million americans dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this ailment.

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If it is necessary to remove a great deal of fluid, complications during dialysis such as muscle cramps, a fall in blood pressure, and dizziness after treatments can occur. Potassium and salt will also have to be restricted in the diet to prevent them from building up in the body. 2 grams per kilogram of body weight. Many dietitians have food models to give patients an idea of portion size that is included in their diet. They can also try to incorporate patients’ favorite foods into their dietary plan.

Home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is less costly because the person on dialysis performs the treatment. Medicare A federally-funded program that provides medical treatments and services to patients over the age of 65 and to patients who are younger than 65 and disabled. In 1972, the United States Congress became concerned that the high cost of dialysis was limiting patients’ ability to receive treatment. They amended the Social Security Act, making kidney dialysis patients eligible for Medicare regardless of their age.

QXD 6/15/09 1:56 PM Page 49 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis surprise themselves and the healthcare team. They expect to survive a few months. After a year or two on dialysis, they have gained strength, are more active, and are glad to have begun dialysis. If you do not know if dialysis is for you, you can give it a try for several months. You can always stop treatment. 28. Can I catch HIV or hepatitis from my dialysis treatment? There has never been a case of a person contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) from dialysis treatments.

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