A Patient’s Guide to Dialysis and Transplantation, 3rd by Roger Gabriel (auth.)

By Roger Gabriel (auth.)

In many ways this booklet is a crew attempt. many of us have helped me in writing it. to start with, I thank my spouse who learn the manuscript two times correcting grammatical error and spelling and clarifying many sentences. Secondly, I thank associates and co-workers at St. Mary's sanatorium, together with Mrs Jean Emerson, Renal Unit Social employee and Mrs June Morgan, Senior Dietician, either one of whom contributed technical info; Sisters Christine Holmes and Malinie Polpitiye who learn and criticized a few chapters; leave out Mary Williams, Mr Robert Minor and Mr Richard Viner who as sufferers learn a few sections and made important feedback. My thank you are as a result of pass over Veronica Adams who typed many of the manuscript and likewise to Mrs June Marshall and omit Joyce Meadows who helped with typing and masses photocopying. i need to thank Travenol Laboratories constrained whose beneficiant monetary aid enabled this booklet to be released. The editorial employees of MTP Press were very priceless, fast and effective in publishing the textual content. If any reader desires to recognize extra approximately renal affliction, there 7 PREFACE are numerous solid introductory books on renal medication on hand. i'm certain that the neighborhood public library can be happy to assist. Any elements of this e-book which are fallacious or deceptive are my accountability. If someone has the power to indicate blunders to me i'll try and right them in any next edition.

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Inability to actively take part in sexual matters may easily lead to marital disharmony. It is helpful if a patient with difficulties of this nature is able freely to discuss his or her fears and failures with a member of the renal unit staff together with the sexual partner. In this manner trust can be built up and matters talked about while seeking solutions. (7) Psychological dljJiculties. From the above discussion it is not surprising that some people who have persistent problems suffer from frustration, anxiety or depression.

Phosphate is one of the constituents of all foods. It is rapidly excreted by normal kidneys. In kidney failure, phosphate, like urea, builds up in the blood. If there is a persistent high blood concentration of phosphate it can combine with calcium in the blood. The calciumphosphate mixture is then deposited in blood vessel walls and damages them. Such damage can be avoided if the blood phosphate is kept about normal. There are two drugs which can be taken to reduce the amount of phosphate which is absorbed from the intestines.

In this way the chance of the catheter becoming blocked is much reduced. After this it may be used intermittently. There are three main forms of chronic peritoneal dialysis. They are discussed in Chapters 9, 10 and I I. 58 PREPARATION FOR DIALYSIS Diet At some stage during the gradual loss of kidney function patients will be advised to change some of the foods they eat. Diet in this sense is nothing to do with dieting to lose weight. A diet for a renal patient is to help him avoid some of the symptoms of chronic renal failure (see page 39).

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