A 35-year-old female asked:
what would happen if i skipped a night session of pd dialysis? i'm currently doing 8 hours a night and need a break, not sure how safe it is thank you
1 doctor answer
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur answered
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clean ; Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 2 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015
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