A 40-year-old member asked:
What are some lifestyle changes for patients undergoing hemodialysis?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Food/water control: Besides that, they have to do a strict schedule of dialysis i.e. Go to dialysis unit 3 times a week for hemodialysis and do peritoneal dialysis daily at home if on it. Hemodialysis restricts the travel since patients have to secure a space in a dialysis unit at the town they are going to visit before hand.
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Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Important question!: Receiving education and following healthcare recommendations is vital. Good communication with family members is essential as it may become strained. Address nutrition, sleep, physical activity, stress and anxiety management strategies while developing healthy routines that include dialysis. Lifestyle serves as risk for renal disease and can change to help manage it. Best regards for good health.
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Last updated May 6, 2016
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