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by wagolynn
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?

Hi, How is Mum getting on now? If she is still having problems, try asking her GP for anti sick medication. A long while ago, before I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, at times I got vertigo just standing up, I prescribed an anti sick pill to tucked under my upper lip when required, it was very...
by wagolynn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Hi Thumps,
Lets hope you don't have any reaction, you must be one of the very few that react to vaccines.
by wagolynn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?

Hi Poppy, I have seen this in other patients for the first few sessions but as their bodies adjusted to Dialysis the symptoms subsided. Dialysis removes waste material out of the blood, and (if needed) removes excess fluid, with healthy kidneys this goes on all the time but on dialysis it is removed...
by wagolynn
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: should i go to hospital with GFR 22
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: should i go to hospital with GFR 22

Hi deemaxxx. Thumps has offered you good advice, I would add, try to eliminate added salt from your diet, (to help to reduce blood pressure) and shift to the so called, "Five - a - day diet". Basically this is aiming at eating five portions of fruit or vegetables each day. If you are not getting swo...
by wagolynn
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Waiting for more tests
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Waiting for more tests

Hi,
You need more test to find out what is wrong, there are many reasons for a temporary reduction in kidney function, some are curable, without more tests there will be no way of knowing.
by wagolynn
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Advice please: support available at CKD stage 3A?
Replies: 5
Views: 10607

Re: Advice please: support available at CKD stage 3A?

Hi,
Start by having a look at this sites home page there is lots of good reliable information there.
by wagolynn
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Routine blood test showed GFR of 55
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Routine blood test showed GFR of 55

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Routine blood test showed GFR of 55
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Routine blood test showed GFR of 55

Hi EnOu1209, GFR is usually eGFR (e stands for estimated), and is well known for being inaccurate but an eGFR is OK, it may become a problem if you became pregnant. With eGFR, it is best to look at trends in several blood tests rather than acting on a single reading. It is possible for the blood res...
by wagolynn
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Seasons Greetings

Hi to all,

Happy Christmas to all, lets hope it's Covid free.
And a Happy new year.
by wagolynn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Hi,
Short answer, Yes.

I am pleased to see you feeling more energetic.
by wagolynn
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Hi, There are other reasons why oxygen may be low, you should be getting regular blood tests anyway, these will eventually be monthly as your condition progresses. If you begin to feel more tired you can just ask your GP for a blood test. So, in short I would not bother to by an Oxymeter for that re...
by wagolynn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Hi, Poor circulation in your legs is a function of ageing, however quickly running out of energy is a symptom of CKD, it's severity varies from patient to patient. The only thing I have been able to do, is to try to keep going, it is easier if there is a reason for the activity, Eg. looking at my la...
by wagolynn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Hi, Low blood count does certainly make you lack energy, as explained above your kidneys may not be producing EPO. Low iron results in a low blood count, though iron without EPO is useless. Yes, a Fistula is formed by joining an artery to a vein in your lower arm, this is required for Haemodialysis....
by wagolynn
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Hi harrym1byt, I would suggest you read about the different types of dialysis, there are Peritoneal (PD), and Haemodialysis (HD). There is a version of PD (APD) using a pump which can be done at night, at home or any ware there is electric power available Not everyone is suitable for PD. With traini...
by wagolynn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Hi harrym1byt, Dialysis usually starts around 10% kidney function, it can be delayed if the patient is doing OK. If you look at the home page for this website you find information about the different types of dialysis https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/most.php The lack of energy is typical of ki...