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What are some lifestyle changes for patients undergoing hemodialysis?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Would add coordination with your facility. In center hemodialysis is like a part time job that you can never quit. However if you stay in touch with your nurses at your facility, you can coordinate trips around the world. You will have to restrict salt, water and phosphorus intake as well with your diet.
Dr. Linda Gromko
For the best in flexibility, consider learning home dialysis. You can do either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. You can work around your own schedule and can dialyze overnight. Good luck. LGromkoMD
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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