Dialysis - Dialysis Musfrah Shahid BSMC 2k10 What Kidneys...

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Unformatted text preview: Dialysis Musfrah Shahid BSMC 2k10 What Kidneys Do Produce urine Remove wastes and extra fluid from your blood Control your body's chemical balance Help control your blood pressure Help keep your bones healthy Help you make red blood cells When Kidney Function Deteriorates need to urinate more often or less often feel tired lose their appetite or experience nausea and vomiting have swelling in their hands or feet feel itchy or numb get drowsy or have trouble concentrating have darkened skin When Kidney Function Reaches End Stage Total or nearly total and permanent kidney failure is called ESRD Probably a poor choice of words Kidneys can still function, but not function well enough to maintain health transplantation or dialysis is then necessary However, remaining kidney function can be important even when someone requires dialysis Typically when kidney function declines to 10% - 15% of normal What does dialysis do...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course MASS COMMU 107 taught by Professor Masror during the Spring '11 term at College of E&ME, NUST.

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Dialysis - Dialysis Musfrah Shahid BSMC 2k10 What Kidneys...

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