Most common disease contributing to the need for dialysis.
Milk products, bananas, cantaloupe, oranges, potatoes, beans and tomatoes are all high in this.
Excess fluid in the body can cause ____ (swelling).
The number one way to reduce infections. (2 words)
One of the main functions of the kidneys is to ____ waste from blood.
Goal weight when you leave dialysis. (2 words)
Chewing ____ can help with thirst.
Lean meats, eggs, and fish are all good sources of ____ to keep albumin levels up.
What you need to get your medication from the pharmacy. (Only providers can give this.)
Too much of this in your diet can increase thirst.
A condition of reduced blood cells.
What is the name of the facility?
Fruit that is toxic to dialysis patients.
Treatment for people who have kidney failure.
Too much fluid can cause a strain on which major organ?
Fistula, Catheter, and Grafts
A doctor who specializes in kidney failure.
The second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States after diabetes.
Someone who provides an organ or tissue for transplant.
A symptom of high blood pressure.
Phosphate binders should be taken ____ meals.
Kidneys are only about the size of your ____.
Medication that controls the phosphate level in your blood are called phosphate _____. (Hint: Renvela or Calcium Acetate/Phoslo)
High ____ levels can cause itchy skin, weak bones, and damage your heart.
High phosphorous levels can make your skin ____.
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