Hi, I am wondering if the nxstage machine would remove middle molecules if you are doing a short dialysis’s. I have been told that the in the first couple of hours during dialysis, potassium, urea fluid are removed, but the middle molecules are not (for eg:beta-2 microglobulin), this one causes arthritis and even carpal tunnel syndrome and can be a major source of morbidity in long term dialysis patients. There are other middle molecules that cause problems for your immune system. I have heard that these need a high flux dialyser and longer hours to be removed from the body. So, my way of thinking tells me that you might be feeling great because you have dialysis everyday, but in the long term. Your body is building up middle molecules and it will eventually affect you in a bad way. So, does this mean that Nxstage machine are good for short term, but not long term use. Has anyone had their blood checked to see if they have a build up these molecules?
Is this right?