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How long does it take to know if dialysis is really working?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Blood tests

Your blood tests will start to normalize and symptoms such as fatigue, itching will start o get better.

In brief: Blood tests

Your blood tests will start to normalize and symptoms such as fatigue, itching will start o get better.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Depends on symptom

For individuals that start dialysis due to uremic symptoms (symptoms of kidney failure), the first to go away is the nausea and vomiting.
That goes away the first or second session. Loss of appetite and itching quickly resolve next. Fatigue plagues many peolpe dialysis or not, and while many improve, few have complete freedom from fatigue once starting dialysis. Blood tests for most other issues.

In brief: Depends on symptom

For individuals that start dialysis due to uremic symptoms (symptoms of kidney failure), the first to go away is the nausea and vomiting.
That goes away the first or second session. Loss of appetite and itching quickly resolve next. Fatigue plagues many peolpe dialysis or not, and while many improve, few have complete freedom from fatigue once starting dialysis. Blood tests for most other issues.
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Dr. Jason Cogdill
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