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Diet for a weak kidney functioning patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   are yu tyher
User :   yes dr.
User :   yes
User :   in the hospital WHEN they do the ECG manually and when they do it via the machine the sinus reading differs.
User :   sinus rhytem.
Doctor :   ok
User :   the manual one shows normal reading.
User :   but the machne attached to the patient shows sinus rhytem.
User :   why is this so? which is reliable?
Doctor :   I did not understand the manual and the machine one
Doctor :   Do you mean to say the monitor
Doctor :   is the machine one
Doctor :   and manual is where the 6 leads are put on the patient and checked is it
User :   yes yes..sorry ..the monitor
User :   small monitor that reads the beat, pulse, bp
Doctor :   Do you know how to read an ECG
Doctor :   usually the monitor shows only one lead readings
User :   no i dunt know how to read the ecg
Doctor :   The manual has all the 6 leads of ECG and the monitor can be set to know whcin lead of graph you want to look
Doctor :   usually the Lead 2 is put
Doctor :   and the ECG doesnt differ from manual and the monitor greatly
Doctor :   they are almost the same
Doctor :   are you ther
User :   yes.
Doctor :   did you understand
Doctor :   There should not be major diff
User :   the pattern differs
Doctor :   between the two
Doctor :   Sinus pattern is variable in every person
Doctor :   it may not be the same
Doctor :   by the way ECG is not a very sensitive technique to arrive at a particular diagnosis and treat the patient
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   ok..the pattern differs from the monitor and the manual ECG
User :   why is this so?
Doctor :   settings in the monitor may differ to the one on the ECG machine
User :   the manual pattern is normal...but the monitor pattern looks like "m' written highly
Doctor :   What is the doctor saying
User :   the doctor did not say anything. he just looked at the monitor and said that it was a sinus rhytem & left
Doctor :   Then why were you worried
Doctor :   if it is in sinus
User :   what is sinus rhytem exactly? is sinus rhytem a good thing?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is the normal rythm of the heart where the sinus node sends the electricl impulses for the heart to contract
User :   oh ok. Dr while we are it could you kindly advice generally what is the diet for a patient with weak kidney function or to control the renal profile?
Doctor :   Low protein diet
Doctor :   less water
Doctor :   adequate water depneding ion teh function
Doctor :   low phosphorus diet too
User :   phosporus? what kind of food is that?
Doctor :   it's helpful to limit or avoid phosphorus-rich foods, including:
Doctor :   Milk and milk products
Doctor :   Whole grains, including bread, , cereal, rice and pasta
Doctor :   dried beans, peas and lentils
User :   So what kind of food is advisable to onsume then?
Doctor :   Nuts and seeds
Doctor :   are nt to be cousumed
Doctor :   low proetien high carbohydrate diet
User :   so it is advisable to consume only low protein & high carb diet?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   low phosphorus too
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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