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Sexual Problems Common Among Women on Dialysis by The Women's Sexual Health Foundation .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 31 Mar 2009 11:50pm Sexual Problems Common Among Women on Dialysis For more information click here 03/30/2009 NASHVILLE—The majority of women receiving maintenance dialysis who are sexually active suffer from sexual dysfunction, according to research presented at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings. “We know that many men with kid ... Read on »
Yours truly featured in Home Dialysis Central! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 04 Oct 2013 8:53pm When I got onto Daily Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis back in 2006, it was quite a challenge to figure out even the basics as I couldn't find anyone else on this modality in India. I relied primarily on the internet, mainly, Home Dialysis Central for information. There were some really helpful people there who answered every question I had. They ha ... Read on »
My pitch for home dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 03 Jul 2010 5:18am Vinod Reddy pointed out recently that the Dialysis in India website did not have any information about home dialysis, something that I was so passionate about! Very true! So, I went about adding a page about Home Dialysis to the site. You can check it out here . I also updated the Cost Comparison page in the site to include information about ... Read on »
Going back, even briefly, to the dialysis center is such a pain! And I haven't even got my sessions yet! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 21 Jul 2013 2:00am I am leaving for Chicago in 2 days. I am going to be there for about 10 days. During this period I would need 4 dialysis sessions. Booking these sessions has been nothing short of torturous! To begin with, I did one company like last time. What I really cannot understand is if it is one company why do I have different sets of paperwork for e ... Read on »
'Aashayein' - a fun day for dialysis patients! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 7:26am Hyderabad Kidney Foundation , a support group for kidney disease patients in Hyderabad is organizing an event exclusively for dialysis patients. The event called 'Aashayein - Let's celebrate life' is a going to be a fun day for folks lucky enough to be on dialysis. There is going to be a skit by patients, a beautiful fistula contest, some game ... Read on »
FDA Approves Home Dialysis Machine From Fresenius Medical Care by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 20 Feb 2011 8:31pm If maintained properly the machine could offer some real convenience of not having to go to a facility for treatment.  I would almost guess that someone would need to make an in-house visit from time to time to check the unit out and make sure it’s working properly.  If I am reading this correctly, it can work while the patient sleeps and that ... Read on »
Disaster Preparedness: Dialysis by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:31pm The Santa Clara Valley communities have a large number of people who must rely on dialysis.  Fortunately, information is available to assist patients, their caregivers and first responders:  Preparing for Emergencies:  A Guide for People on Dialysis.  This guide is available in both English and Spanish ( www.medicare.gov/publications   #10150 a ... Read on »
Great resource for dialysis patients - Sodium and Potassium values in Indian foods! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Jul 2011 2:30am Potassium is a huge problem for dialysis patients! Almost anything that tastes good has Potassium! Mangoes, bananas, coconut, chikoos! And all dialysis patients know that they have to avoid anything containing high Potassium. "You may die if your potassium goes too high!" "Your heart will stop working if your Potassium goes high!" "Avoid high ... Read on »
No, being put on dialysis does not mean that the end is near! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Oct 2013 8:30pm First, one piece of factual information. I was put on dialysis in July 1997. Its about sixteen and a half years. I work full time. I swim every morning. I travel. I lead an almost normal life! And I do not intend to change this for some more time. I was shocked a few days back when I talked to the adult children of a 60-something year old la ... Read on »
Announcing dialysis.org.in by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 Jan 2010 5:33pm India has a very different healthcare model compared to countries like the US, Australia, Canada and the UK. Most people pay their own medical bills. So, one very important factor in deciding on our treatment is often the cost. The issues for people with CKD in general and on dialysis, in particular, are thus, very different from those in ... Read on »